Friday, November 23, 2012

Breaking News or Broken News?

BREAKING: One Palestinian has been killed and 10 teenagers wounded as Israeli soldiers open fire
November 23, 2012 - 12:15

Gaza medical sources say one adult has been killed and 10 teenagers wounded as Israeli soldiers, stationed at the border line between Khan younis and Israel opened the fire at them.

Witnesses told Al Jazeera that the teenagers entered the disputed area of the Buffer Zone which is 300m along all the Gaza-Israel borders.

(And after a few hours, confirmed by NYTimes).

How it developed:

From IDF SPOX pic:

And at YNET:-

The Maan news agency reported Friday that one Palestinian was killed and nine others were injured during an IDF strike in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Four Palestinians were killed Thursday in an IDF strike. Palestinian officials say they consider these incidents as a violation of the truce. (Yonatan Gonen)

We await developments.

New info fromm Maan:

Medics: Man killed, 19 wounded by Israeli fire near Gaza border

Odd that no IDF response.  I mean it isn;t like a missile was fired off at us.


Hamas accuses Israel of violating truce and says the group will complain to Cairo; IDF checking incident; Gaza medics say man hit when approaching border fence after soldier fired 3 warning shots.

Ma'an update:
Israeli forces killed a 20-year-old Palestinian man near the Israeli border in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday morning, medical officials said.  Medics said Anwar Abdul Hadi Qudaih, 20, was hit in the head with a live bullet east of Khan Younis.  Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said 19 others were wounded by Israeli fire in the border area.


Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded nine along Gaza's border fence with Israel on Friday, a Gaza health official said, reporting the first violence since a truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold a day before.

The shooting appeared to be an isolated incident and was unlikely to jeopardize the Egyptian-brokered cease-fire, which called for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. The truce came after eight days of cross-border fighting, the bloodiest battle between Israel and Hamas in four years.

The Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, has urged militant factions to respect the cease-fire.

The man killed Friday was part of a group of people who approached Israel's border fence with Gaza to pick up parts of an Israeli army jeep damaged in the fighting, said Gaza health official Adnan Abu Salmia. He said soldiers opened fire, killing one man and wounding nine.

Israel's military, citing a preliminary investigation, said there have been isolated attempts to infiltrate Israel from Gaza, and that warning shots were fired in the air when the group approached Friday. The military said there was unrest along the border but did not elaborate.

 IDF response:

 Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, a spokeswoman for the military, wrote on her Twitter account as reports of the shooting emerged, “trying to breach Gaza fence in order to enter #Israel is breaking cease-fire. #IDF responding with warning shots.”

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