On Saturday, the Israeli Border Police announced that one of its members was “mortally wounded” after shooting at the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip.
“Earlier tonight, a Border Patrol fighter from the secret unit in the south was fatally wounded,” the police said in a statement.
As a result of shooting at the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes that took place at the border fence.
The statement added: “The fighter was evacuated by helicopter to receive medical treatment at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba (southern Israel).”
“The circumstances of the incident are under investigation, and his family (the injured) has been notified,” the police said.
And earlier on Saturday, hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the Gaza Strip border with Israel to participate in the festival marking the 52nd anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, said on his Twitter account that “24 Palestinians were injured in various ways east of Gaza.
Including 10 children,” noting that “among the injuries are two critical cases, one of them is a 13-year-old child.”
The Hebrew “12” channel (in particular) reported that the Israeli army “deployed snipers after hundreds of Palestinians got very close to the fence separating Gaza and Israel.”
Saturday marks the 52nd anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by an Australian named Michael Dennis Rohn.
The incident occurred on August 21, 1969, and the fire consumed the entire contents of the eastern wing of the Qibli Mosque on the southern side of the mosque, including its historical pulpit known as the Salah al-Din pulpit.