Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian man on the Gaza border with Israel, Palestinian officials have said.
Gaza’s health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said on Monday that 24-year-old Sabri Ahmad Abu Khader was killed in east Gaza.
BREAKING | A Palestinian young man was shot dead by Israeli forces at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.
He was identified as Sabri Ahmad Abu Khader (24). pic.twitter.com/x3l5MmsBT9
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) June 18, 2018
Official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that Israeli troops shot Abu Khader as he protested along the border.
The Israeli military said in a statement that five men were injured in an explosion at the border of the besieged Gaza Strip after they “attempted to damage a security infrastructure”.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) June 18, 2018
The incident came after Israeli warplanes struck nine Hamas targets overnight in Gaza in response to incendiary kites attacks.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)