An Egyptian soldier has been wounded in cross-border shooting from the Israeli-controlled Gaza Strip, Egyptian security sources said Thursday.
The soldier, Dessouki Ahmed Eissa, 22, was hit in the thigh by a bullet from the Israeli side on Wednesday, the security official said.
He has been admitted to hospital in Rafah, a town about 400 kilometers northeast of Cairo on Egypt's border with the Gaza. The Egyptian security official said it is not clear what caused the shooting and whether it was intentional.
Palestinian fighters and Israeli soldiers often exchange fire in the border area. At least 10 Egyptians, including a woman carrying explosives, have tried to cross the border during the past six weeks to fight for the Palestinians.
On April 15, a 23-year-old man was shot dead by Israeli troops while trying to cross the frontier in a bid to join the Palestinians. (Albawaba.com)
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