One Israeli soldier was killed by friendly fire while a Palestinian civilian was wounded during clashes with Palestinians fighter at the southern border of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli troops opened fire at three Palestinian men who approached the Israeli-built wall at the southern Gaza Strip boarders.
Troops left their tanks and rushed to detain the men when another group of soldiers approached the wall for the Israeli side and opened fire at the soldiers already at the site, killing one soldier, the Israeli army reported.
Initial investigation conducted by the army revealed that several military units were deployed in the area, and that three soldiers left their tank and rushed towards the border.
At the same time, soldiers of the Golani Brigade arrived in the area and opened fire at the three soldiers after mistaking them with the three Palestinians; one soldier was killed.
During interrogation, the three Palestinians said they tried to enter Israeli to search for work.
In related news, Palestinian medical sources reported that one Palestinian was wounded, on Monday evening, during clashes between Israeli soldiers and resistance fighters near the Kissufim Crossing in Central Gaza.
Furthermore, Israeli sources reported that Palestinian fighters also fired two homemade shells at Sderot and Sh’ar Hanegev, in the Western Negev.
The National Resistance Brigades said its fighters fired the shells in retaliation to the ongoing Israeli violations.
Israel recently bombarded several areas in the Gaza Strip, especially border areas, after claiming that Palestinian armed groups resumed the firing of homemade shells into adjacent Israeli areas.