Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians near Gaza borders, injuries reported

GAZA, Israeli forces Tuesday opened fire at a number of Palestinians for allegedly coming too close to the border fence between Gaza and Israel to the east of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza, injuring at least three people, said sources.

Israeli soldiers stationed at watchtowers along the borderline area to the east of Deir al-Balah opened live fire at a group of Palestinians who allegedly approached the barbed-wired fence between Gaza and Israel.

Three Palestinians were reportedly shot and injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment. Their medical condition was described as moderate.

Israel has imposed a buffer zone inside the Gaza Strip along their common borders preventing Palestinians from reaching their lands near the border fence. It regularly opens fire at anyone who enters that buffer zone.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency