Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man who climbed over the border fence separating Israel and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military says, BBC reported.
The man, who has not been identified, was earlier seen digging into the ground on the Gazan side of the fence, a military spokesperson told the BBC.
He then clambered over the fence, allegedly carrying a suspicious object.
The incident took place in an area where Palestinian militants have in the past mounted attacks on Israeli forces.
The Israeli military spokesperson said its soldiers fired warning shots into the air after the man crossed the fence, but that he did not turn back.
"Once all means were exhausted, the soldiers fired towards the suspect."
The spokesperson did not give further details on what the Palestinian was carrying, but a military source told the Reuters news agency that no weapons were found on him.
The incident is currently being investigated.