Israeli troops killed a Palestinian farmer near the Gaza Strip's border on Tuesday, his relatives and hospital officials said, but the Israeli army described the dead man as a militant.It's terrible of course, and according to Reuters, and anyone willing to tell the truth, it happens all the time. That is to say, it's not new.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said a tank unit spotted a Palestinian planting a bomb at Gaza's periphery patrol road near Kissufim border crossing, and shot him.
The man was brought to a Palestinian hospital, where he died of his wounds. Hospital officials identified him as a farmer from the nearby Qarara village. Relatives said he had been tilling his land when he was shot.
Israeli forces frequently strike Gazan frontier areas suspected of being used by Palestinian militants to launch cross-border rocket attacks. (Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Dan Williams, Editing by Sami Aboudi)
Perhaps IMEU should change the header to "News Update" or something like that. Israel killing civilians is certainly nothing new.