At app. 7am on Wednesday 24 March 2010, Israeli infantry troops moved under heavy fire, from the northwestern separation fence to the Erez crossing, northwest of Beit Lahyia. The IOF surrounded and arrested five Palestinian workers who were removing rubble from destroyed buildings in northwest Beit Lahyia and took them inside Israel. Al Mezan identified three names of the detainees as follows:
- Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Maruf,18;
- Shadi Amar Maruf,18; and
- Mustafa Ghanim,43.