Hamas says Israel kills 1 militant in northern Gaza

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-11 19:06:59|Editor: xuxin
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Israeli children play near concrete barriers along the Israel-Gaza border near the southern Israeli village of Netiv Haasara on July 11, 2019. Israel's military said on Thursday that a shooting which killed earlier in the morning a Hamas official near the Gaza-Israel border was a result of a "misunderstanding." In the incident, the Israeli army shot and killed a member of a Hamas unit in charge of enforcing restrain in rallies near fence between Israel and the Palestinian enclave. (Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen)

GAZA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Islamic Hamas movement's armed wing al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that Israeli soldiers shot and killed one of its militants near the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel.

The group said in press statement on its official website that "the Israeli occupation opened intentional fire on one of our militant members on duty."

The Hamas armed wing, warned Israel after the killing of the militant, adding that "we are conducting check and evaluation for this crime."

"We affirm that this crime of killing our militant won't pass and the Israeli occupation is fully responsible for committing the crimes against our men," said the group's leaflet.

The Health Ministry in Gaza has earlier announced that Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, was shot and critically wounded by Israeli soldiers' gunfire in northern Gaza Strip.

The ministry said in a statement that al-Adham succumbed of his sustained wounds in the hospital.

Palestinian security sources said on Thursday said that an Israeli army force stationed on the border between northern Gaza Strip and Israel opened fire at a lookout post that belongs to Hamas armed wing.

The sources said that one of Hamas militants who was at the lookout post was seriously wounded and later died of his wounds.

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