Palestinian killed in night clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-24 04:43:20|Editor: yan
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GAZA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- One Palestinian was killed and 14 injured in Sunday night clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.

Gaza Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra told reporters that Emad Ishteiwi, 21-years-old Gaza citizen, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers' gunfire, adding that 14 others were moderately and lightly injured.

On Sunday night, dozens of protesters managed to pull the barbed wire of the fence between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, where they also burned tires and released dozens of arson balloons and kites into Israel.

Security officials in Gaza said that an Israeli drone fired a missile at a group of Palestinians who were releasing arson balloons from eastern Gaza into Israel, which caused large fires in various areas close to the borders.

The Gaza-based High Commission of Marches and Breaking the Israeli Siege has established a unit called unity of night confusion, organizing night clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip.

The commission, found on March 30, has been organizing several activities, mainly on Fridays, that thousands go to the eastern border of the Gaza Strip with Israel and clash with the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area.

Violence between Israel and the Palestinians had flared in the past two days as an Egyptian Security Intelligence Delegation ended a one-day visit in the Gaza Strip and held talks with leaders of Islamic Hamas movement and other factions.

So far, efforts of the Egyptian mediators to reach a truce had failed due to differences between Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who is based in the West Bank.