Israeli troops kill three Palestinians near Gaza fence

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Read: 633     15:33     22 January 2020    

Israeli forces have shot and killed three Palestinians by Gaza's perimeter fence, the Israeli military has said.


The Israeli army said the group threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the fence from the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening.

It said troops had cordoned off an area near the southern end of the Palestinian coastal enclave after spotting "three suspects" crossing the frontier.

"[They] searched the area towards the suspects who hurled a grenade or explosive device at the troops," who then opened fire on the three Palestinians, the military said in a statement.

A military spokeswoman confirmed they were killed.

Local media reported that the three slain Palestinians were identified as Mohammad Hani Abu Mandeel, 18, Salem Zuweid an-Na'ami, 18, and Mahmoud Khaled Sa'id, 18.

The three were from al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip.

A police source in Gaza told Reuters news agency they were civilians without affiliations with armed groups in Gaza. He questioned the Israeli account that they threw explosives towards troops.

There was no immediate comment from Hamas, which governs Gaza, or other groups in the enclave.



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Israeli troops kill three Palestinians near Gaza fence

2020/01/1579692409.jpg
Read: 634     15:33     22 January 2020    

Israeli forces have shot and killed three Palestinians by Gaza's perimeter fence, the Israeli military has said.


The Israeli army said the group threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the fence from the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening.

It said troops had cordoned off an area near the southern end of the Palestinian coastal enclave after spotting "three suspects" crossing the frontier.

"[They] searched the area towards the suspects who hurled a grenade or explosive device at the troops," who then opened fire on the three Palestinians, the military said in a statement.

A military spokeswoman confirmed they were killed.

Local media reported that the three slain Palestinians were identified as Mohammad Hani Abu Mandeel, 18, Salem Zuweid an-Na'ami, 18, and Mahmoud Khaled Sa'id, 18.

The three were from al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip.

A police source in Gaza told Reuters news agency they were civilians without affiliations with armed groups in Gaza. He questioned the Israeli account that they threw explosives towards troops.

There was no immediate comment from Hamas, which governs Gaza, or other groups in the enclave.



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