Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians near Gaza fence - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

GAZA,(Reuters) – Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian farmers near the fence on the Gaza Strip’s northern border with Israel, Palestinian hospital officials said on Saturday.

They said the bodies of the two brothers in their mid-40s were recovered from Beit Hanoun, a Gaza frontier town favoured by Palestinian militants for cross-border rocket launches.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops operating in the area shot two Palestinians on Friday night. “They approached our unit in a suspicious manner, crouched over,” the spokeswoman said. She had no immediate word on whether the soldiers were patrolling Israel’s side of the fence or inside Gazan territory.

Israel has stepped up air strikes and military incursions since Islamist Hamas seized control of Gaza in June.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube