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Probe finds assailant who shot soldier on Gaza border hid pistol in his pants

Border Police officer Barel Shmueli who was critically wounded in a shooting on the Gaza border, on August 21, 2021. He died of his injuries on August 30. (Border Police)
Border Police officer Barel Shmueli who was critically wounded in a shooting on the Gaza border, on August 21, 2021. He died of his injuries on August 30. (Border Police)

An investigation of the incident yesterday in which a Border Police fighter was shot and critically wounded near the Gaza border has reportedly found that the assailant concealed a pistol in his pants and drew it seconds before he shot.

According to Hebrew media, that is the reason the shooter wasn’t identified by land and airborne troops scanning the area.

The shooter shot three bullets through a crack in the wall which was being used by sniper Barel Shmuely. One of the bullets hit him at close range in the head and he is currently fighting for his life.

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