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Palestinian fighter killed by tank shrapnel in Gaza City

Nov. 20, 2008 9:10 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 20, 2008 9:10 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - A fighter affiliated with the Al-Qassam Brigades, the militant wing of Hamas, was killed early on Thursday in Gaza City by the shrapnel of a missile fired from an Israeli tank.

Mu'awiya Hassanein, the head of Ambulance and Emergency Services in the Palestinian Health Ministry, told Ma'an that 21-year-old Mohammad Abd Ash-Shaqour Al-Ara'ir died when an Israeli tank fired a missile toward him.

The tank was operating near the Nahal Oz border crossing east of Gaza City.

Al-Ara'ir was transferred to Ash-Shifa Hospital, where he died. No other injuries were immediately reported.

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