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Israeli fire kills Gaza man near border
Israeli military kills Palestinian man in northern Gaza near border
Associated Press
2014-02-13 11:22 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian officials in the Gaza Strip say Israeli military fire has killed a 30-year-old man.

Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the man was shot in the head Thursday as he was collecting scrap metal near the Israeli border. He says a second man with him was shot in the back and wounded.

The Israeli military says it opened fire after several Palestinians approached the border fence in northern Gaza and began "tampering" with the structure. It says after "exhausting all other means" to remove the men, it fired at the "main instigator."

Israel often fires at Palestinians who approach the border, fearing they are militants trying to carry out attacks.

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