Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Israeli forces shoot, injure Gazan 'after crossing border'


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian man near the Gazan border Wednesday morning after they said he crossed the border into Israel.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that soldiers went to the scene after they "identified a suspect infiltrating Israel from the sea."

She could not confirm how he crossed the border, but said he reached the Israeli side.

She said that soldiers fired warning shots and ordered him to halt. When he "did not comply," she said that they fired "at his lower extremities" and a hit was confirmed.

She said the Palestinian "was evacuated for medical treatment in an Israeli hospital."

Sources at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon told Ma'an that the Gazan had been brought to them. They said he had been hit in the leg and was in a stable condition. more

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