At app. 7:50am on Saturday 31 July 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire on Palestinian civilians who were about 500 meters from the border fence in the vicinity of Erez crossing, in the North Gaza district.As a result, Mohammed Khamis Shalabi, 21, was injured in the left leg. Medical sources at Beit Hanoun Hospital described his injures as moderate. Shalabi lives in the Al Maghazi refugee camp in Middle Gaza district. These civilians were collecting rubble from structures destroyed by IOF in the vicinity of Erez crossing.
This is a blog about Gaza farmers, workers and all the civilian population living in Gaza Strip rural communities along the Green Line, suffering from daily Israeli attacks and resisting the implementation of a so called "buffer zone" by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Note: this blog is focusing on Israeli attacks on civilians inside or around the so called "buffer zone". Attacks on resistance fighters, or attacks, usually airstrikes on civilians further inside the Gaza Strip, or along the Egypt border (apart from the eastern areas such as Al Shoka or the airport area) are usually not mentioned. For the attacks of the Israeli Navy see http://fishingunderfire.blogspot.com/