Mentally disabled Palestinian killed by Egyptian border guards

GAZA, (PIC)– A mentally disabled Palestinian was shot and killed Thursday evening by Egyptian gunfire south of the border city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, after he tried to cross the sea borders between Gaza and Egypt.

Palestinian security sources said that the Egyptian soldiers opened fire at the young man after he tried to cross into the Egyptian shores.

The sources affirmed that the young man was mentally disabled.

Eyewitness told Anadolu news agency that Palestinian border guards tried to prevent the young man from crossing the sea borders; however, he managed to escape and to enter into the Egyptian sea borders for few meters.

No Egyptian source has commented on the incident.

Since Abdulfattah al-Sisi came to power in Egypt after the 2013 ouster of the democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has implemented increasingly harsh measures on the Gaza border.

(Source / 25.12.2015)

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