Fence along southern border
Fence along southern border Israel news photo: Flash 90

The IDF fired at four young men from Gaza who approached the fence separating the Hamas-controlled territory from Israel, wounding at least two of them. According to an IDF spokesperson, the four young men entered the security buffer zone between Israel and northern Gaza.

The spokesperson told the AFP news service that soldiers began firing at the suspects after they ignored the soldiers' initial warning shots. The military spokesperson added that as far as he knew, only two of the suspects were hit, both wounded in their lower bodies.

Palestinian Authority medics in Gaza alleged that IDF soldiers shot and wounded four young men in the incident.

An unconfirmed report on the same incident, which quoted a Hamas medical spokesman, said a 14-year-old was shot in the head and a 17-year-old hit in the back. Both are reportedly in serious condition. In addition, an 18-year-old was allegedly shot in the hand, and a 22-year-old was allegedly shot in the back. Both are reportedly in good condition. The report claimed the group was searching for gravel near the fence.

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