Palestinians at Gaza border fence (archive image - Wafa)

Israeli occupation forces arrested two youths at dawn on Sunday as they tried to cross the border fence in the Gaza Strip.

Local media reported that the Israeli occupation forces abducted the two young men in the southern Gaza Strip after trying to cross the fence, and took them in for investigation.

Since the Israeli closure of the Gaza border in 2006, Palestinian workers have lost their main source of livelihood – since many used to work in Israel in manual labor, construction and other jobs.

Each month, a number of Palestinian workers are captured trying to cross the border to access work in Israel.

The two were abducted just two days after Israeli forces shot and killed a young man in the same area, in southern Gaza, while he was participating in a non-violent protest along the Israel-Gaza border.