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Israeli forces kill Gaza man near border: Medics

Published on Jan 24, 2014 11:13 PM

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli forces shot dead a man and wounded another in the Gaza Strip near the border with the Jewish state on Friday, a medical source in the Palestinian enclave said.

Mr Bilal Samir Oweida, a 20-year-old civilian, died after being "shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers" east of Jabaliya, in northern Gaza, said Mr Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry.

Another young man was wounded in the same incident, he said. The Israeli army had no immediate comment.

In early January, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian youth, who the army said had been vandalising the security fence in the same area.

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