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Palestinian shot near Gaza border fence

IDF troops fire on 20-year-old man reportedly placing bomb near Israeli border; Palestinian suffers moderate injuries

File photo of an IDF Merkava tank along the Israel-Gaza border fence (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)
File photo of an IDF Merkava tank along the Israel-Gaza border fence (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)

IDF troops fired on a Palestinian man near the northern border of the Gaza Strip Monday night.

According to the IDF Spokesperson, the Palestinian was spotted placing an explosive device near the border fence. Israeli soldiers fired at his lower extremities.

The 20-year-old man suffered moderate gunshot wounds to the leg and abdomen, the Palestinian Ma’an News reported.

There have reportedly been several attempts to place explosives on the border fence in the past several days.

Palestinian media sources also reported that an explosion at a training camp belonging to one of the terror groups in the Gaza Strip left two men injured. The cause of the explosion was not immediately certain.

Gazans fired a rocket at Israel early Monday morning, setting of Red Alert sirens throughout the region.

The rocket was found several hours after it fell near a bus stop used by schoolchildren in the Ashkelon area.

There were no injuries in the attack, but the bus stop sustained light damage.

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