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Israeli army kills 3 Palestinians for infiltrating into Israeli territory

Jerusalem: Israel’s army said three Palestinians have been shot dead after they crossed into the land encroached by the Jewish state, from the Gaza Strip in three separate cases.

A military spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday that two suspects were identifying trying to sabotage the fence that separates between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave, Xinhua news agency reported.

The two also tried to infiltrate into Israeli territory, the spokesperson said.

“An IDF (Israel Defence Forces) force shot at them. One suspect was killed and another was apprehended and taken for further questioning,” the spokesperson said.

About an hour later, two “terrorists” crossed the fence in the southern Gaza Strip and hurled explosive devices at a military force. The force responded with fire, killing both, according to a military statement.

No injuries were reported among the soldiers.

A few minutes later, another two were caught and arrested amidst an attempt to cross the fence. “Knives and cutters were found in their possessions,” the spokesperson said, adding that they were handed to the Shin Bet security service for questioning.

(With inputs from agencies)

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