By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies:
Israeli military sources reported on Thursday evening that a Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza-Israeli border. The army claimed that the man was armed, and tried to throw a grenade at the soldiers.
The Israeli Army said that the grenade exploded near the Palestinian man due to soldiers’ gunfire. The army also briefly invaded the area where the man came from and searched it, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.
Israeli Ynet News reported that the Palestinian man was shot and killed when he approached the border.
According to Ynet, the man approached the Sufa Crossing before the soldiers opened fire at him, and that he was shot after he pulled out a grenade and ignored orders to stop.
Army sources reported that the Israelis need to remain on high alert across the borders with Gaza, and that soldiers were instructed to “treat any incident in which a Palestinian approaches the border fence as an act of terror”, Ynet News said.
KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)-- The IOF has announced that its troops killed a Palestinian man near the Sofa crossing to the east of the southern Gaza Strip at a late hour Thursday night.
An IOF spokesman said that the Palestinian man tried to hurl a hand grenade towards a group of IOF soldiers who fired at him killing him.
Local sources told PIC correspondent that the heard intensive firing near the Abu Daqqah lagoon east of Khuza'a, but had no idea what was going on.The sources added that in the IOF troops continued random firing on Friday morning preventing local teams from searching of the body of the man who the IOF says its soldiers have killed.