Border Police say Palestinian shot in Gaza border riot was firing at Israeli troops

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

A Palestinian man reported shot and seriously wounded by the Israeli military on the Gaza border earlier had opened fire at troops.

In a statement, Border Police say the armed Palestinian was spotted shooting toward Israeli forces with a handgun.

A Border Police sniper returned fire, hitting the suspect.

The Hamas-run health ministry in the Gaza Strip says the Palestinian is seriously wounded.

Police publish footage of the exchange of fire. Border Police and the Israel Defense Forces says no soldiers are hurt amid the riots.

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