Palestinian Killed by Israeli Gunfire
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A Palestinian in the Gaza Strip has been shot dead by Israeli gunfire near the southern border fence, officials say.
Reports say Israeli forces opened fire on the man late on Saturday when he approached a forbidden security zone east of Khan Yunis.
The Palestinian subsequently succumbed to his injuries, Press TV reported.
Meanwhile, witnesses say that Israeli tanks were present at the scene when the incident took place.
The Israeli military often targets Palestinians in the area.
The incident came a week after Israeli troops killed 15-year-old Wajih Ramahi from the Jalazone refugee camp north of the city of Ramallah.
The Tel Aviv regime has imposed a crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007, which has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
This has literally cut off the populated strip, home to nearly 1.7 million people, from the outside world and turned it into the largest open air prison in the world.