In two incidents on the Gaza border Wednesday, the IDF shot and wounded several Palestinians attempting to breach the security fence and enter Israel illegally.
Five were wounded, according to Palestinian media reports.
The Israeli military confirmed that the first infiltration attempt occurred in the afternoon in the northern Gaza Strip, east of Jabaliya.
“IDF troops spotted a number of suspects trying to cross the fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The soldiers fired shots toward them,” the army said.
“As a result, one of the suspects was injured and has been taken for medical treatment and will then be handed over for questioning,” the IDF spokesperson said.
The second incident took place on the opposite end of the Gaza Strip, east of Rafah.
According to the IDF, a group of three Palestinians “damaged the fence and tried to infiltrate into Israeli territory. Troops responded by firing at the terrorists and thwarting the infiltration.”