Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinians attempting to return home in northern Gaza

AP , Ahram Online , Friday 24 Nov 2023

Israeli troops fatally shot two Palestinians and wounded 11 others as they headed toward the northern Gaza attempting to reach their homes, the Associated Press reported.

A Palestinian wounded by the Israeli army as he tried to cross back to the northern Gaza Strip is brought to al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah on Friday Nov. 24, 2023 as the temporary ceasefire took effect. AP


The injured had been shot in the legs.

Two bodies and the wounded arrived at a hospital in the town of Deir al-Balah in the southern half of Gaza. 

The shooting came hours after the Israeli occupation army warned hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced Palestinians who sought refuge in southern Gaza not to attempt to return to their homes in the northern half of the territory.

The army had dropped leaflets on southern Gaza saying that returning to northern Gaza is prohibited.

Despite this, since a four-day truce went into effect in the morning, thousands of Palestinians were seen trying to head to northern Gaza.

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