Wednesday, May 26, 2010

IOF Opens Fire on Palestinian Workers; Two persons Injured


At app. 11am on Wednesday 26 May 2010, Israeli occupation forces (IOF), positioned at the southern separation fence, opened fire on Palestinian workers who were 250 meters away from the separation fence in the vicinity of the Islamic Martyrs Cemetery, east of Jabalia town. As a result, Saqer Ahmed Msabih, 23, who lives in the Al Shija'aia neighborhood in Gaza, was shot in the left leg and Salama Taiseer Isleem, 16, who lives in the Al Sha'af neighborhood in Gaza, was also shot in the left leg. According to medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital, their injuries are described as moderate.
The IOF has opened almost daily sporadic fire on Palestinian workers who collect rubble to sell to brick factories, which recycles it into bricks. This is the only source of bricks for construction that is available in the Gaza Strip, which suffers from an acute shortage of construction materials due the Israeli siege.