Hamas says Egyptian guards shot and killed mentally disabled Gazan at border with coastal area

December 27, 2015 3:45 PM

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The spokesman of Hamas' police in Gaza says Egyptian border guards opened fire last week, killing a mentally disabled Gazan who tried to get across the border between Egypt and the coastal strip.

The spokesman, Eyad al-Bozom, says the shooting occurred Thursday and accused the Egyptians of killing the Gazan in "cold blood." He says the man, Hasan Izhaq, was harmless and naked and was trying to cross the coastal border.

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