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Shelling ‘kills Palestinian’ in Gaza

  • 30 March 2018

Palestinians hold up a groom waiving a Palestinian flag near the border with IsraelImage copyright
EPA

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The border was already in a state of heightened tension ahead of planned Palestinian protests

A Palestinian farmer has been killed and a second person wounded by Israeli artillery fire, Palestinian health officials and residents say.

The strike happened early on Friday near the town of Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza, according to a spokesman.

Israel’s military has not yet commented on the report.

The area is in a state of heightened tension ahead of a six-week protest by Palestinians along the Israeli border.