Palestinian shot while attempting to infiltrate security fence

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot in the leg a Palestinian man cutting through the security fence in the northern Negev.

The man was believed to be attempting to infiltrate the Negev village of Meitar, according to the IDF. He was shot in the leg, following warning shots being fired during the Sunday morning incident.

He was taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba and treated.

The incident comes less than a week after a Palestinian man was shot and killed after breaking into an army base near Jerusalem on a tractor, which also destroyed army vehicles.