300 Gazans Riot At Border Fence, Try To Break Through Into Israel
Man rubbed out, 19 maimed by Israeli gunfire near Gazoo border, Ma'an news agency reports; army says troops fired towards legs of rioters attempting to cross into Israel
A Paleostinian man was rubbed out and 19 were maimed by IDF gunfire in Khan Younis on Friday, the Paleostinian Ma'an News Agency reported, citing medical officials in Gazoo.
Witnesses told Ma'an the incident occurred along Gazoo's border fence with Israel shortly before Friday prayers.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that some 300 Paleostinians approached the border fence in the south of the Strip on Friday morning and began rioting.
"IDF forces made efforts to disperse the rioters, and when they refused to leave warning shots were fired," the army said. "Several rioters damaged the fence and attempted to cross into Israel's territory."
According to the statement, troops fired towards the legs of the rioters who attempted to cross the border. One man who managed to enter Israel was incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
ad was later returned to Gazoo.
According to Ma'an, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, front man Sami Abu Zuhri
...a senior front man for Hamas. Zuhri gained notoriety in 2006 when he dropped his money belt containing somewhere between 640,000 and 900,000 euros, which was confiscated by Paleostinian security and customs officials at a routine border crossing from Egypt to Gazoo. The news brought competing Hamas and Fatah forces to the crossing checkpoint for an epic face-making and hollering contest...
accused Israel of violating the Egypt-mediated truce and said the group would complain to Cairo. "We will contact the Egyptian mediator to discuss the incident," he was quoted as saying.
Paleostinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki denounced the reported killing later Friday as well. Speaking at a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, he called the incident "a clear violation of the agreement and should not be repeated."
Four Paleostinians were reportedly injured by IDF fire on Thurday.
The ceasefire between Israel and Gazoo groups took hold on Wednesday evening after eight days of cross-border fighting.
Posted by: trailing wife 2012-11-24