Tuesday, 20 October 2015

1 Palestinian killed, 14 injured in Gaza border clashes


Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian, and injured nine others with live fire on Tuesday during clashes on the border of the northern and central Gaza Strip, a medical official said.

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, said Ahmad al-Sarhi, 27, was shot dead east of the al-Bureij refugee camp. Six others were injured with live fire.

In northern Gaza, eight Palestinians were injured near the Erez crossing. Three Palestinians were shot and injured with live fire and five others suffered injuries from tear gas, at least one of which was hit with a tear gas canister.

Israeli authorities closed the Erez crossing following the clashes.

An Israeli army spokesperson said Israeli forces "identified terrorists preparing to attack forces carrying out defensive activities in southern Gaza Strip," on the border. The spokesperson said Israeli forces "foiled the attack, firing towards the snipers and hits were confirmed." more

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