24 Nov 2012

Man shot near Gaza border

2:53 pm on 24 November 2012

A Palestinian man is dead after being shot by Israeli forces close to the Gaza border.

The BBC reports he was the first to be killed since a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel began on Wednesday night.

The Israeli Defense Force said a group of about 300 people had approached a fence in a no-go area east of Khan Younis on Friday and some attempted to break through.

Warning shots were fired at the group and more shots were fired when they did not respond.

Hamas said the shooting was an violation of the ceasefire.