Monday, 14 September 2015

Israeli forces exchange gunfire with Gazans near border, detain 2


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday morning exchanged fire withPalestinian gun men,east of the town of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, and detained two men, witnesses told Ma'an.

Witnesses said Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinians who tried to cross the border fence into Israel, then opened fire at Palestinians near the fence.

Witnesses said Israeli troops were the first to open fire at Palestinian gunmen near the border.

Palestinian gunmen who were in the area fired back at the Israeli troops, according to witnesses.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that "two suspects breached the security fence," adding that Israeli forces then "fired warning shots into the air, and the suspects were taken in for further questioning."

The spokesperson did not comment on whether fire was exchanged between the Gazans and Israeli forces outside of the alleged "warning shots." more

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