Friday, March 26, 2010

IOF Continue Attacks on Palestinian Workers near the Borders; One Child Injured


At app. 1:30pm on Friday 26 March 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), which are usually positioned in the northern separation fence in the vicinity of Erez crossing, opened fire sporadically on Palestinian workers. As a result, Said Abdel Aziz Hamdan, 15, was injured in the left leg. He was admitted to Kamal Odwan Hospital where his injuries are described as moderate. Hamdan was with his brothers and other workers 100 meters away from the separation fence removing rubble from destroyed buildings in the vicinity of Erez crossing. These workers collect rubble to sell it to brick factories which recycle it into bricks. According to Al Mezan's field investigations, the IOF has recently opened fire on Palestinian workers and arrested dozens of them. This is the first time in which the IOF has  injured a Palestinian workers