Israeli soldiers near Gaza border Israeli troops have shot and killed three Palestinian men who were trying to pass the border zone in the northern Gaza Strip, medical sources say.
The medics said they recovered the bodies near the northern border of the blockaded coastal sliver on Thursday before dawn.
Residents say they have heard the gunfire, Reuters reported.
The Israeli military has had no immediate comment over the attack.
Palestinians in impoverished and war-ravaged Gaza frequently search for construction materials — one of the many commodities turned scarce by the Israel-imposed blockade — near the border with Israel.
Israeli soldiers are authorized to shoot at anyone that comes close to a 300-meter (328 yard) zone along the length of the border.