Gaza official: Woman killed on Israeli border
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Gaza health official says a woman was shot and killed on the border with Israel, the morning after Israel said troops fired on Palestinians suspiciously approaching the boundary.
It was not clear if the two incidents were linked. Ashraf Al Kedra said the body of a 58-year-old woman was retrieved Saturday morning. Gaza residents said there had been Israeli shooting in the area late Friday.
The Israeli military said soldiers spotted Palestinians approaching the border and called on them to stop. It said when calls were ignored the troops fired warning shots in the air and later toward the Palestinians.
Earlier the military said it carried out an airstrike in Gaza “to eliminate an imminent threat.” It did not elaborate. Airstrikes usually target Palestinian militants that fire rockets into Israel.