At app. 10:30am on Tuesday 3 August 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), who are positioned at the northern border fence in the vicinity of Erez crossing, opened fire at the Palestinian civilians who were about 600 meters from the fence. As a result, Belal Obaid, 21, was injured in the left shoulder. According to medical sources at Balsam Hospital, his injury was light. These civilians were attacked while they were collecting rubble from the destroyed structures in the vicinity of Erez crossing, in North Gaza district. Obaid is a resident of Jabalia town in the same district.