November 23rd, 2012
08:19 AM ET

Palestinians shot in Gaza border incident, sources say

A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold amid reports Friday that Israeli troops opened fire near the Gaza border, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding 19, Hamas security and health officials said.

The shooting happened east of Khan Younis, a border city in Gaza, when a group of protesters and farmers approached the 300-meter "no man's land" between Israel and Gaza, according to Hamas security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    Protests in the ME are usually ORGANIZED, not just popular demonstrations by ordinary people. If they were there approaching the fence, it was because Hamas put them there for that purpose.

    November 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    So apparantly the cease fire is actually cease missile fire and doesnt apply to guns. And im pretty sure thats a typo, all the other reports have said only 9 were injurred, not l9.

    November 23, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    oops speaking of typos lol i meant *injured*. And i dont know that this was a demonstration, or that they were *put* there. They saw an israeli jeep that was *out of commission, and were approaching it to pilfer parts. Again per other reports.

    November 23, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Prophet

    America contradicts itself on their own terrorism policy, by negotiating peace with hamas in the Middle east to stop attacks and or retaliating against Israel

    November 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Prophet

    its know in fact statements that America does not negotiate with Terrorists

    November 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Prophet

    Egypt will erupt in violence soon

    November 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    I see my good friends here are driven by how we have been conditioned to think.
    AP & Guardian report that the the palestinians were celebrating the truce and were in Gaza raising slogans. The 20 yr old man who was shot in the head owned land near the border and was visiting hoping that the truce would allow him to do the planting.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Would you like to know who influences and "conditions" my way of thinking, saywhat?
      Absolutely no-one.
      Not the media, not fellow bloggers.
      I have been following this, and there is not one source that has absolutely agreed to what exactly happened.
      My original opinion stands.

      November 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    AP also reports that the Israeli army routinely opens fire on Gazans approaching the border who are still in Gaza.
    There is a protective fence on the Israeli side with army manning the fence.
    This festering issue would go down in history after we are long gone as a sore reflecting the indifference of humanity towards suffering of fellow humans.
    Good day all.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    These young men who approached border were told by the local Hamas fringe groups that they had WON the recent battle with Israel and that the border fences were going to be moved back to allow some of the farmers easier access to their land! The young men were misinformed!

    November 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Why does one insist on jacking names?
    Only the jacker can answer that, sorry soul that he is.

    November 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Saywhat, dear man, my opinion has not changed either. I agree with you, Israel is greed and hatred driven! Since l948 they have started these little wars but alwasy say its the otherside. They continue to try to steal land that is NOT THEIRS!

    November 24, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. BM

    They seem to believe they are God's children. Therefore, in their minds anything they do is just and righteous. And yet, they seek the things of the this world and NOT God's gift of eternity.

    November 24, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Mostly BM, (if your speaking of Israel) they seek financial aid from the US. Were it not for us supplying funds to them continuously, they would not be an *ally*, and im using that word lightly.

    November 24, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |