Israeli troops kill Palestinian farmer in Gaza

Li Jiayao

GAZA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian farmer was killed on Saturday by Israeli troops' gunfire when he approached his farm close to the borderline area between southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis and Israel, medics said.

Mohamed Abu Jame'a, 59, was shot by Israeli troops' gunfire stationed at the borderline area and was critically wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry said in an emailed press statement.

He then succumbed to his injuries later in hospital, said the statement.

On Friday, around 16 Palestinian demonstrators were shot and wounded by Israeli troops' gunfire during clashes near the borders.

Israel established a 300-meter no-go zone on the borderline into the eastern area of the coastal enclave, where the Israeli soldiers stationed at the borders open fire at anyone who approaches the area.

Few weeks ago, four Israeli soldiers were injured when a roadside bomb detonated. They were trying to remove a Palestinian flag that was hanged on the barbed-wire on the borders.

The Israeli army gives no clarification yet on the Palestinian farmer's death.



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