Soldiers Kill Another Armed Palestinian At Gaza Border
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Israeli soldiers shot dead an armed Palestinian on Sunday at the border with the Gaza Strip in the second such fatal incident in two days.

The man had approached the security fence in the northern part of the coastal strip and shot at Israeli troops, the army said, upon which the soldiers returned fire.

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In addition, an Israeli tank fired on a military post of the ruling Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip.

There were no injuries on the Israeli side, the army said.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza said shortly afterwards that the body of a 26-year-old Palestinian from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip had been taken to hospital.

On Saturday, four armed Palestinians were killed in a similar incident on the Gaza border.

Israel blamed the radical Islamic Hamas movement for the incident.

Twelve years ago, Israel tightened a blockade on the Palestinian coastal area, a blockade which is now also supported by Egypt.

Both countries justify the measure with security interests.

The EU, Israel and the U.S. classify Hamas, which governs in Gaza, as a terrorist organization.

Hamas violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 and insists on the destruction of Israel.

Under the mediation of Egypt, however, Israel and Hamas recently agreed to a ceasefire.

In protests against the blockade, more than 300 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured since the end of March 2018, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.

Around 2 million people live in difficult conditions in the coastal strip.