Saturday, 1 August 2015

Palestinian killed, another injured by Israeli forces in northern Gaza


Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and injured another on Friday after opening fire at them near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, sources told Ma'an News Agency.

Medical sources told Ma'an that Mohammad Hamid al-Masri, aged 17, was shot by Israeli forces and died instantly, and another Palestinian was moderately wounded.

Witnesses said the two were shot suddenly while walking near the buffer zone.

An Israeli spokesperson said "two suspects approached the security fence" near the buffer zone in the northern Gaza Strip.

According to the spokesperson, Israeli forces told the two to halt, then fired shots into the air. The spokesperson said one of the men continued toward the fence "in spite of repeated warning, so the [Israeli] forces fired towards the lower extremities of the suspect." more

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