Gaza residents said it was not clear why 50-year-old Amna
Qdaih, who they said suffered from a mental illness, was near
the security fence that runs between Israel and Gaza.
Asked about the report, an Israeli military spokeswoman said
soldiers identified a number of suspects in the area late on
Friday and called on them to back away. After they did not, the
soldiers fired at their legs and one was hit, she said.
Qdaih's body was found and transferred to a hospital early on
Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which rules Gaza, agreed in
2012 to a ceasefire after an eight-day war. The border has
remained relatively quiet since the truce, though violence
On Friday the Israeli military said one of its aircraft had
struck a site in Gaza used to launch rockets into the Jewish
state. No casualties were reported in that incident.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Maayan Lubell;
Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)
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