2 Arab terrorists killed in riots near the border
Two Arab terrorists were killed Friday when clashes broke out with Israeli forces on the Gaza border, the Gaza health ministry reported.
The clashes broke out Friday afternoon outside of Bureij, in the central Gaza Strip, with Arabs lighting tires on fire and shooting slingshots towards Israeli soldiers.
The first terrorist, 18-year-old Mohammed Abu Zaida, died after being shot in the neck,ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, adding that two other Arabs were wounded during the clashes east of Bureij.
The second has been named as Mohammad Qita, 26, who died after being shot in his stomach.
Fifteen other Arabs suffered gunshot wounds, said al-Qudra.
The Israeli army confirmed they had fired on rioters after they breached the “buffer zone” along the border.
“Dozens of rioters have breached the buffer zone and are attempting to damage the fence,” an army spokeswoman said. “Forces shot rioters posing a threat of infiltration and the riot is ongoing.”
Riots break out almost weekly along the Gaza border after Friday prayers end.
In a separate incident minutes later, an Israeli solider was lightly injured by stones thrown by Arab terrorists near Ramallah. The soldier was was evacuated for medical treatment at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus.
Meanwhile, further Arab riots broke out near Bethlehem. One Arab is in serious condition after being hit by Israeli fire.