Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers shot the young man near the perimeter fence, inflicting moderate wounds before he was rushed to the European Hospital for treatment.

The Israeli army claimed that sharpshooters of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad fired rounds at military vehicles and soldiers across the fence and that the soldiers fired back.

It is worth mentioning that the army frequently opens fire at farmers and workers close to the perimeter fence in the besieged coastal region, in addition to constant invasions and bulldozing of Palestinian lands and the ongoing attacks against the fishermen in Gaza territorial waters.

These attacks have led to hundreds of casualties, including fatalities, mainly among workers, farmers, and fishermen.