Israeli troops killed a 20-year-old Palestinian and wounded nine others on Friday in a clash on the southern border of Gaza, the New York Times reports. The death comes fewer than two days after a cease-fire was struck between Israel and Hamas.
The Times provides details of Friday's deadly clash:
Maan, the Palestinian news agency, reported that a group of Palestinians went to Abassan, a border area east of the southern town of Khan Younis, on Friday to pray on their land, and ended up throwing stones at soldiers, who responded with gunfire. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, identified the man who was killed as Ahmad Qudih.
Update: The Associated Press is reporting that 19 Palestinians were wounded in the clash, the first since Wednesday's cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. Hamas security reportedly tried to alleviate the tense situation at the border, an indication that the incident will likely not undermine the cease-fire.
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