Palestinian shot by IDF near Gaza border fence
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Palestinian shot by IDF near Gaza border fence

16-year-old reportedly in serious condition; troops fired at his legs after he ignored warnings

The Israeli border fence with Gaza (David Buimovitch/Flash90)
The Israeli border fence with Gaza (David Buimovitch/Flash90)

IDF soldiers fired on a Palestinian on Saturday after he approached the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian reports said the 16-year-old was in serious condition.

According to a report by the Ynet news site, the soldiers fired at the teen’s legs after he didn’t respond to calls to stop and identify himself.

The IDF spokesperson’s unit said that earlier on Saturday three Palestinians approached the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The troops fired warning shots but the suspects refused to comply, so the soldiers fired at the lower extremities of one Palestinian, confirming a hit.

On Friday night, Israeli troops shot a Palestinian man in his 20s who approached the border fence near the town of Jabaliya, the Palestinian Ma’an News agency reported.

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