Israeli fire kills Palestinian near Gaza border fence: hospital officials

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 22, 2017 4:16 AM

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed a Palestinian and wounded two others in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday near Israel's border fence with the Hamas Islamist-run enclave, hospital officials said.

The Israeli military said its forces "detected three suspects near the security fence and fired towards them, identifying one hit" in the pre-dawn incident.

No Palestinian militant group claimed the men as members, a sign, local residents said, that the three may have been trying to cross into Israel under the cover of darkness to seek work.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Alison Williams)