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The Planting

 The palestinian Ma’an News Agency reports:

A Palestinian citizen was killed by Israeli forces on Monday, east of Al Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medical sources informed Ma’an that 43-year-old Farid Abu Thahir died on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces opened fire at him while he was cultivating his land.

Palestinian ambulance workers delivered the corpse to Al Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in the central Gaza Strip.

Earlier, Israeli sources claimed that the military assassinated a Palestinian while he was attempting to plant a mine.

So can we agree that he was planting something?

Update: Now for some context.

Also Monday, IDF troops shot and killed a Palestinian near the security fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the army and Gaza medical staff said.

The middle-aged Palestinian was found, unarmed, in a no-man’s land along the fence south of the Karni border crossing with Israel, Palestinian doctors said.

Palestinian sources identified him as Farid Abu Zaher, a 43-year-old farmer.

The IDF said, however, that troops suspected the man had tried to lay an explosive and saw him climbing the fence. When the man saw the troops, he jumped off the fence and began to flee. The soldiers fired at him and saw he was hit.

The soldiers did not know if he was armed, the military said.

Palestinian militants frequently lay explosives against patrolling troops in the area, the army said.

Not quite the same thing as opening fire on some guy minding his own business while planting turnips.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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