Saturday, 27 February 2016

Israel detains 3 Palestinians in search along Gaza borderline


Israeli forces on Saturday detained three unarmed Palestinians suspected of crossing illegally from the Gaza Strip into Israel, Israel’s army and media said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an the three were found during a search in Israel’s Eshkol area and taken for interrogation.

Israeli military forces had reportedly opened fire on Palestinian farmlands when the search was launched following reports that individuals had crossed the borderline from the Gaza Strip to Israel.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli military vehicles patrolling the border opened fire on agricultural lands in Khuzaa east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, as well as east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.

The army spokesperson had no immediate information regarding the use of live fire by the forces, but told Ma’an they were looking into the reports. more

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