extracts from PCHR weekly report 1/7 - 6/7/2010
Israeli forces continued to fire at Palestinian farmers and workers in border areas of the Gaza Strip and fishermen at sea.
- Two children were injured, one of them at sea and the other while collecting raw construction materials.
Monday, 05 July 2010
At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces positioned on observation towers near Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian workers who were collecting raw construction materials. On of the workers, Ahmed Nafez Khader Hamdan, 13, from Beit Hanoun, was wounded by a bullet in the abdomen as a result. Ahmed was approximately 700 meters far from the border when he was shot. His brother Hazem, 21, carried him to the Customs Checkpoints of the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, which is located approximately 1,700 meters to the south of Beit Hanoun crossing. Ahmed was then transported by an ambulance to Kamal Odwan Hospital in Beit Lahia.
Doctors in Kamal Odwan Hospital reported that the bullet hit Ahmed's colon and caused blood to gather in the back. They also reported that the nerves of Ahmed's back may be affected as Ahmed was suffering from severe pains in the left foot. Doctors at the hospital described Ahmed's wounds as moderate. It should be noted that during the firing the horse which Ahmed and his brother Hazem used to arrive at the sight was killed.