JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians in two separate incidents on the Gaza border.
In one of the Sunday evening incidents, soldiers shot at two Palestinians trying to damage the security fence and infiltrate into Israel, killing one, the Israeli army said. The other was taken into custody for questioning.
In the second incident, two Palestinians broke through the security fence and began throwing firebombs at soldiers, who responded with gunfire, killing both infiltrators.
Earlier in the evening, two Palestinians armed with knives and tools meant to damage the border fence were arrested after they infiltrated into Israel on the border with southern Gaza, according to the Israeli army.
Also Sunday, a fire broke out in the Gaza border-area Kissufim forest after a kite carrying a Molotov cocktail launched from Gaza landed there. The blaze was brought under control by firefighters.