Palestinian reportedly killed by Israeli army gunfire on Gaza border

A Palestinian was shot dead early this morning during a shootout with an Israeli army patrol on the southern Gaza border, according to Israeli army reports.

An Israeli army spokesman said a Palestinian infiltrated the border near Khan Younis and engaged an army patrol moderately injuring an officer and lightly wounding two soldiers. He said the Palestinian was shot dead at the scene.

An army tank shelled a post east of Khan Younis following the incident and fired several flares to light the skies.

Palestinian residents in Khan Younis said the Israeli army fired several tank shells at a location east of Khuzaa and shooting was heard along with Israeli warplanes were seen flying overhead.