At app. 6:30am on Wednesday 23 June 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), positioned in the vicinity of Erez crossing at the northern border between Gaza and Israel, continued their sporadic fire on Palestinian civilians who were 400 meters away from the border fence near the industrial area.
As a result, Mohammed Mohammed 'Abdu Mqat, 16, was shot in the right side of the thigh. According to medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital, his injuries are described as moderate.On the same day, the IOF opened fire several times on Palestinian civilians 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.