Israeli Fire Kills Palestinian During Rock-Throwing at Gaza Border

GAZA (Reuters) -

A 25-year-old Gaza man who was taking part in a rock-throwing incident near the border fence in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, and seven others were wounded, according to Palestinian residents and hospital officials.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said dozens of Palestinians had gathered at the fence and were trying to damage it. Soldiers on the Israeli side of the border fired warning shots in the air after their calls to halt were ignored.

The Israeli spokeswoman said the military was looking into reports of a Palestinian fatality.