Days of Palestine

Monday, February 6

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Gaza

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Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip –Israeli occupation forces killed on Wednesday Palestinian man in Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian sources in the area told Days of Palestine that the Israeli forces opened artillery and aerial fire towards Palestinian farmers working in the Palestine side of the Green Line.

The sources said that the Palestinian citizen Taysee al-Smiri, 33, was shot in the chest and evacuated to hospital. He was announced dead later on.

According to Israeli media, Spokesman of the Israeli Forces Peter Lerner claimed that the Israeli fire came in response to fire of a Palestinian sniper in the area that wounded an Israeli soldier.

Palestinians factions denied any of their fighters had shot towards any Israeli targets behind the Green Line. “This is a violation of the truce that we have been calling for the Israeli occupation to maintaining it,” spokesman of the military wing of the Popular Front said.

“This attack [on Israeli soldier] is a lethal violation of the relative quiet along the Gaza border and is a blatant breach of Israeli sovereignty,” said Lerner.

He added: “We will continue to use all necessary means in order to maintain the safety of the [Israeli] citizens… and will not hesitate to respond to any attempt to harm our soldiers.”

Hamas Spokesman Sami abu-Zuhri denied Israeli narrative of the incident and accused the Israeli occupation of violating the truce and “creating pretexts to coverup its lethal acts.”

Israeli occupation forces keep targeting Palestinian farmers long the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip and fishermen along Gaza coast.

Palestinian factions signed a truce deal with the Israeli occupation on August 26, ending a 51-day Israeli war on the Gaza Strip that killed more than 2,260 Palestinians, wounded more than 11,000 others and destroyed more than 20,000 Palestinian homes.