Eyewitnesses said 19-year-old Karam Al-Adham was shot in his left leg near the abandoned Eli Sinai structure northwest of Beit Lahiya. He was evacuated to hospital, where medics said he sustained moderate injuries.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a force fired on two Palestinians who "approached the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The force fired warning shots, and when the two did not leave the scene, he fired at the lower body and identified a hit."
Workers are targeted nearly every day, and 25 Palestinian civilians have been killed in the border area since the end of Israel's three-week offensive on Gaza that ended in January 2009.
As Israel bans concrete and crushed stone for construction, young men often go to evacuated settlements to collect gravel from buildings that Israeli forces demolished before the unilateral withdrawal in 2005.
Palestinian worker hit with IOF bullets
|[ 07/11/2010 - 10:37 AM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian worker was hit with a bullet fired by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) east of Gaza city while collecting gravel, medical sources said.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the coordinator of medical services, told the PIC that a 20-year-old citizen was hit with a bullet in his foot during his work.
The IOF troops routinely target Palestinian workers collecting gravel along the eastern and northern borders of the Gaza Strip that caused many casualties.