Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian
Israeli troops opened fire Thursday at a group of Palestinians at the Gaza border. A 22-year-old was killed and three other teenagers were wounded, among them a 14-year-old who was hit in the head.
Israeli spokesmen claim that the Palestinian youths came too close to the border fence and that the first warning shot was fired to get them to remove it.
According to Palestinian hospital sources, the slain 22-year-old a local shepherd who died after being hit in the back.
The condition of 14-year-old who was hit in the head Thursday night was critical, while the other two teenagers who were wounded received only minor injuries.
All four were, according to Palestinian sources in the process of gathering building materials for use in building construction when the Israeli soldiers opened fire.
Israel denies entry of building materials to the Gaza Strip and the needs are great. Israeli soldiers open just as it is fire on Palestinians who get bricks and other materials from bombed out buildings along the border.
At least 19 Palestinian minors were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers along the border with Israel since March, when they were about to collect building materials, provides an overview of the aid organization Defence for Children International.
UN special envoy for Middle East peace process, Robert H. Serry, takes sharp distance from Thursday's Israeli attacks and asks the land show greater restraint.