Baku-APA. Medics at Abu Yousef al-Najjar in Rafah town in southern Gaza Strip said Friday that a 23-year-old young man was shot and killed by Egyptian soldiers stationed at the borders between Gaza Strip and Egypt, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
Eyewitnesses said that the Egyptian soldiers opened fire at four Palestinian young men who tried to cross the borderline area at al-Salam neighborhood in Rafah town, which is close to the borders with Egypt.
Security officials in Gaza confirmed that a 23-year-old young man was killed and three were detained. The identity of the four Gaza young men is still unclear, and the reason for trying to cross into Egypt still unknown.
Egypt has been closing its borders with the Gaza Strip since the deadly attack in Sinai in late October, in which 30 Egyptian soldiers were killed. Egypt launched a large security campaign in Sinai and near the borders with Gaza.
The Egyptian army also established a buffer security zone at the borders with the Gaza Strip and destroyed the tunnels which were dug underneath the borders and were used for smuggling goods, cars and weapons into Gaza.