IDF Opens Fire on Palestinians Breaching Border; 1 Dead

YERUSHALAYIM (AP/Hamodia) -

The Israeli military said troops fired on four Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into southern Israel and attempted to attack a military post, killing one of them, on Monday.

During the incident, an IDF force reported shots fired at them, the military said. B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries to Israeli soldiers were reported.

The statement said another Palestinian was critically wounded while a third was captured and taken for questioning. The IDF says it acted “swiftly to prevent the threat to Israeli sovereignty and the attempt to damage security infrastructure.”

Meanwhile, Gaza’s health ministry said a 16-year-old Palestinian was wounded by Israeli gunfire in the southern Gaza Strip. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.