Israel, Palestinians exchange fire along Gaza border
Wed, May 2 2012 01:04 | 874 Views
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, (ANTARA News/AFP) - The Israeli army and Palestinians exchanged fire along the Gaza border Tuesday in a series of clashes that wounded one person, the Israeli military and Palestinian security sources said.
In a statement, the Israeli military said its forces had come under fire while "performing routine operational activities near the security fence in central Gaza."
"Two armoured vehicles were damaged. IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft and Armoured Corps soldiers responded with fire towards suspicious locations."
Security sources and eyewitnesses said Palestinians opened fire towards Israeli forces as they staged an incursion into Gaza and began clearing land along the border area in the early afternoon.
The Israeli military maintains an exclusion zone inside the Gaza Strip along the border and regularly carries out military activity in the area.
Palestinian medical sources said Israeli forces opened fire again later in the afternoon in the same area, leaving one Palestinian wounded. (*)
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