Israeli man shot by IDF near Gaza border

Man ignores calls to back away from border fence, suffers light injuries after hit in leg

Illustrative photo of IDF patrol vehicles (Gili Yaari/Flash90/File)
Illustrative photo of IDF patrol vehicles (Gili Yaari/Flash90/File)

An Israeli man was shot in the leg by IDF troops Friday night after approaching the Gaza border fence and ignoring calls identify himself.

According to the IDF Spokesperson’s unit, the man approached the border fence along the Israeli side of the central Gaza Strip. Soldiers at the scene of the incident ordered the man to distance himself from the border fence, but the man neither identified himself nor heeded their calls. The troops fired warning shots in the air, then fired at his legs.

He suffered light injuries and was treated on site before being handed over to the police for investigation.

Earlier in the evening a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area in the Eshkol region. No injuries or damage were reported.

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