MARJAYOUN, Lebanon -- Israeli troops opened fire Saturday on a Jordanian delegation visiting the Lebanese-Israeli border, wounding four people, the head of the Jordanian Doctors Association said.
Tarek Tahboub said an official delegation of 14 Jordanian associations was visiting the Fatima gate when Israeli soldiers opened fire and wounded three Jordanians and a Lebanese. Tahboub was part of the delegation.
In Jordan, Saleh Armouti, head of the Jordan Bar Association, said Israeli troops fired rubber bullets at the Jordanian unionists, whom he said were chanting anti-Israeli slogans at the border.
The three wounded unionists are ''in good condition and they will leave a South Lebanon hospital within one hour,'' Armouti told The Associated Press in Amman.
Israel's army radio said Israeli soldiers opened fire at three Lebanese who were trying to cut the border fence near Fatima gate, wounding one of the three. According to the radio report, it was not clear to the soldiers whether those they fired on were trying to cross the fence to carry out an attack.
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