IDF Troops Kill Armed Palestinian Near Israel-Gaza Border Fence

Militant fired at IDF troops, was shot in ensuing gunfight; Palestinians attack troops in West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israel Defense Forces on Friday shot and killed an armed militant near the Israel-Gaza border fence in the central Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported.

The militant fired at IDF troops after they identified him, and IDF troops returned fire and killed him. A bomb was thrown at the troops, but none were wounded in the exchange.

An IDF spokesman confirmed that troops shot and killed a man who opened fire at them from the Gaza side of the border fence.

Palestinian ambulance staff in Gaza said they were unable to reach the area to confirm the man had died.

In the West Bank on Thursday night, Palestinians opened fire and hurled Molotov cocktails on IDF troops patrolling the Balata refugee camp in Nablus.

In Hebron, an explosive device was also detonated next to a police car. No injuries or damage were reported in any of the incidents.