The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said their tank attacked a Hamas observation post in response to a Palestinian opening fire on IDF soldiers responding to a disturbance that included stone-throwing. During the disturbance, a bullet hit an IDF officer’s helmet, causing light injury. The officer has since been transferred to a hospital for medical treatment.
Following the retaliatory IDF fire on a Hamas observation post in central Gaza, the Hamas-run health ministry said one Palestinian was killed and four others injured, one seriously.
The slain Palestinian was identified as 24-year-old Mahmoud al-Abed al-Nabahin who died after being struck by tank fire. Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza, confirmed he was a member of its armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
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