"A Palestinian was moderately wounded by Israeli shelling in the Abasan area east of Khan Yunis," a medical official said.Witnesses said Israeli tanks stationed along the border had fired at a group of armed men, and that the incident took place in an area that has seen two cross-border attacks by Palestinian militants in the past month.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops had fired at a "Palestinian operative planting an explosive device along the border fence."
Gaza's borders have remained mostly calm since the end of a devastating Israeli offensive in January 2009, but there are occasional clashes along the border of the impoverished Palestinian territory.
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