Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians on Gaza border

Israeli troops spotted the men near fence that separates Gaza from Israel.

Jerusalem: The Israeli military says troops have killed two unarmed Palestinians trying to cross into Israel from Gaza.

The military says troops spotted the men near the security fence that separates Gaza from Israel, then shot and killed them. Fearful of militant attacks, the military says it does not fire warning shots when Palestinians are trying to cross from Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Some Palestinians try to cross into Israel in search of work.

The military says during searches after Saturday`s shooting, an Israeli soldier was moderately wounded.

It said it was investigating whether he was shot by militants or accidentally by Israeli troops.

Violence along the border has increased in recent days. That has included mortar and rocket fire from Gaza at southern Israel.

Bureau Report

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