Israeli fire wounds six Palestinians on Gaza border

The Israeli military says its troops have fired at Gaza gunmen moving near the territory’s border fence with Israel.

Palestinian health official Moawiya Hassanain says six Palestinians were wounded. He says two were militants and the rest were farmers.

The Israel-Gaza border has been relatively quiet since Israel’s military offensive against Gaza last winter. Gaza militants occasionally fire rockets and mortar shells toward Israel (Occupied Palestine), and Israeli troops fire at suspicious figures near the border fence.

A tiny PLO faction, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, says its members were involved in Saturday’s incident. The group claimed it fired six mortar rounds. The military says it’s unaware of mortar fire.

 

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