At app. 8:30am on Saturday 12 June 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), positioned at the northern separation fence between Gaza and Israel, opened sporadic fire on Palestinian civilians who were 200 meters away from the separation fence east of As-Siafa area, north west of Beit Lahyia, in North Gaza District. As a result, Rajab Mohammed Ma'rouf, 19, who lives in Beit Lahyia, was shot in the right leg. According to medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital, his injuries are described as moderate.
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.