Palestinian Killed in Border Security Breach

GAZA (Reuters) -

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded three others in three separate incidents on the border with the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian officials said.

The Israeli military, which has long made the area in Gaza along the border fence off limits to prevent infiltrators, said that its soldiers used live fire to contain a number of violent incidents near the border and “several hits were identified,” but did not confirm any dead or wounded.

Palestinians damaged the fence in the northern part of the border, a mortar was fired into Israel, and in one area Gazans tried to cross into Israel, the military said in a statement.

Palestinian officials said a 22-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by the fence near Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.