Saturday, June 19, 2010

IOF Continues to Fire on Palestinian Civilians Collecting Rubble in northwest of Beit Lahyia


At app. 10am on Saturday 19 June 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), positioned at the northern separation fence between Gaza and Israel, continued its sporadic fire on Palestinian civilians who were 150 meters away from the border fence north of the As-Saifa area, northwest of Beit Lahyia, in North Gaza District.No causalities or injuries were reported.
The IOF has opened almost daily fire 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.