An Israeli was shot and killed near a border fence with Egypt on Tuesday, Israel said, in an incident that an Egyptian official said occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook him for an illegal migrant and opened fire.
It was a rare instance of violence along the normally quiet border. The Egyptian side has been plagued by both criminal trafficking rings and Islamic militant groups which have affected both Israel and Egypt.
Israeli officials did not confirm the Egyptian official's account of the shooting, saying the incident was under review.
The Israeli military said the Israeli was "shot and fatally wounded" by gunfire emanating from Egypt and said he died...