Israeli Gunfire Kills 1 Palestinian, Injures 9 Near Border Fence
5 months ago
The shooting is the first violence since a cease-fire agreement signed the day before
Already testing the newly signed cease-fire agreement, Gaza health officials report Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man and wounded nine other people on Gaza's border fence with Israel on Friday. It is the first reported act of violence since the cease fire between Israel and Hamas began a day before.
The shooting appeared to be an isolated incident and reporters say it is unlikely to jeopardize the truce between Israeli and Gaza leaders, which was commissioned by Egyptian officials and called for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.
The man killed and the other nine wounded were part of a group that approached Israel's border fence with Gaza to pick up parts of an Israeli army jeep damaged in the fighting, according to Gaza health official Adnan Abu Salmia.
Leading up to the cease fire, the fighting was the bloodiest battle between Israel and Hamas in four years.