Hamas says Israeli troops shoot dead militant in Gaza

Hamas has vowed to retaliate.
Thursday 11/07/2019
Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest against Jewish settlement Elon Moreh, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP)
Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest against Jewish settlement Elon Moreh, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP)

Gaza’s Hamas rulers say Israeli troops have shot and killed a militant in the northern Gaza Strip.

Hamas’ armed wing says Thursday that the military “deliberately” fired at one of its members, 28-year-old Mahmoud al-Adham, in the town of Beit Hanoun. It vowed to retaliate.

The Israeli military says it noticed two “armed suspects” near the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence and responded with warning shots.

Gaza’s Health Ministry said al-Adham was wounded in his leg and died later at the hospital.

This is the first fatality at the border area since an informal cease-fire in May ended the worst round of violence between Hamas and Israel since a 2014 war.

The Israeli military recently exposed an attack tunnel during construction of its subterranean barrier around the territory.

(AP)