At app. 7:15am on Monday [sic] 7 November 2010, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire at Palestinian civilians who were collecting scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures near the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. They were 200 metres from the border fence near the evacuated settlement Eli Sinai, northwest of Beit Lahyia town in the North Gaza district. As a result, Karam Talal Rezeq Al Adham, 19, was injured in the left leg, causing a fracture. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described his injury as severe. The civilians were terrified and left the area without finishing their work.