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Israeli forces kill Palestinian, injure another in northern Gaza

July 31, 2015 9:05 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 1, 2015 11:57 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and injured another on Friday after opening fire at them near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, sources told Ma'an.

Medical sources said that Mohammad Hamid al-Masri,17, was shot by Israeli forces and died instantly, and another Palestinian was moderately wounded.

Witnesses said the two were shot suddenly while walking near the buffer zone.

An Israeli spokesperson said "two suspects approached the security fence" near the buffer zone in the northern Gaza strip.

According to the spokesperson, Israeli forces told the two to halt, then fired shots into the air. The spokesperson said one of the men continued toward the fence "in spite of repeated warning, so the [Israeli] forces fired towards the lower extremities of the suspect."

The spokesperson added that after the hit, the two suspects were then seen moving away from the fence.

Israeli forces opened fire towards civilians in the "security buffer zone" on land and at sea on at least 23 occasions during the last two weeks, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

On two occasions, Israeli forces entered and leveled land near the fence inside the Gaza Strip.
Tobias / USA
Those who were killed, or injured, by Israeli forces
came to the northern Gaza to kill or abduct Israelis,
and self-defense is a right of all peoples, even Jews.
31/07/2015 21:13
Joe Fattal / USA
@Tobia / USA You must have an obsession about them.
31/07/2015 22:00
Carlos / usa
I would laugh at Tobias / USA comments except the subject is so serious. This is why israelis never investigate because they dont want the facts to prove thier conclusions was wrong. Tobias will say the baby which was burned alive was attacking the israeli settler too.
31/07/2015 22:02
garkuwa umar / nigeria
may almighty allah forgive does who lost their life. i am praying for our muslims sister's and brother's all over the world today and forever. almighty allah bring to an end of this killings daylight. enough is enough.
31/07/2015 23:38
Truth / Everywhere
Murder, not self defense. Gaza is not Israel, forces have no right to fire on anyone there. If Israelis are so afraid of people walking innocently, maybe they should move back and wait until someone actually enters Israel territory before firing. Scum.
01/08/2015 00:45
Us Soldier / Usa
@tobias #1 where is their right to self defense when an 18 month old baby was burned alive??? Where is the justification for that?
01/08/2015 01:32
Tibi / Tubas
Palestinians Need A Leader Like Egypt's Sadaat, or the number of their dead will continue to climb, and at an increasingly alarming rate !!
However, such a leader would probably be murdered by Palestinians !!
01/08/2015 16:55
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