Israeli troops kill Palestinian near border

A Palestinian has been shot dead by Israeli occupation troops manning the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, medical and military sources have said.

    Nearly 3669 Palestinians have been killed in the intifada

    The victim was identified by Palestinian sources on Sunday as Eid Abu Rubaiha, 55.

    His body was handed over to Palestinian authorities after he was shot in a closed military zone about 15m from an Israeli army-manned border post, military sources said. 

    The latest deaths raised to 4724 the number of people killed since the start of the Palestinian intifada or uprising in September 2000, including 3669 Palestinians and 981 Israelis.

    SOURCE: AFP


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