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article image1 Palestinian dead and at least 25 injured at Gaza-Israel border

By Anne Sewell     Nov 23, 2012 in World
Gaza - One adult Palestinian was killed and at least eight teenagers have been injured when Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. (Updated).
Gaza medical authorities are reportedly claiming that one adult was killed and a minimum of eight teenagers injured from a shooting which occurred at the Gaza-Israel border.
This incident happened east of the city of Kan Yunis in southern Gaza.
According to Harry Fear, a Gaza-based journalist, the deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Anwar Qudaih.
An Israel-Gaza ceasefire was recently brokered by Egypt and the US.
While RT is quoting ten injured teenagers, the following is the Twitter feed of Harry Fear quoting eight injured:
While no further news is available at present, this article will be updated as soon as more details are received.
Maan News Agency reports that a group of citizens were gathering to perform Friday prayer on their land near the border. A relative of the dead man, who was also at the scene, told Reuters that Quadaih was attempting to place a Hamas flag on the fence when he was shot.
The Israeli soldier apparently fired into the air three times before shooting Quadaih in the mouth.
Ynet is reporting that nine people were injured in the incident.
A rather gruesome image of Quadaih, who was shot in the mouth, can be viewed here.
Update 2:
Al Jazeera is reporting 19 injured. According to Al Jazeera, witnesses said that the teenagers entered the disputed area of the "buffer zone", which is 300m along all the Gaza-Israel border, south east of the Gaza Strip, along with a number of farmers, who were going to check on their crops.
Nicole Johnston, reporting from Gaza City, says that the farmers may have also wanted to pray. she said that the farmers entered the buffer zone and the teenagers then entered with them, which is when the Israeli soldiers opened fire.
There has been some confusion since the ceasefire about the easing of travel restrictions and the farmers may have thought that they can now travel into the buffer zone to check their crops.
"The occupation forces opened fire on a group of farmers," Gaza emergency service spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya said.
Update 3:
CNN reports that at least 25 people have been injured.
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