|[ 09/11/2010 - 05:38 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- Two Palestinian workers were wounded on Tuesday when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired an artillery shell at a group of workers collecting gravel south of Gaza Strip.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the coordinator of medical services in the Strip, said that an IOF tank fired a shell at the workers near the Soufa crossing to the east of Rafah, south of the Strip, wounding two of them.
He added that one of them was a 17-year-old and the other a 25-year-old youth, noting that their injuries were slight to moderate.
IOF troops routinely target gravel collectors killing two and injuring dozens over the past couple of years.
Many unemployed Palestinian workers head to border areas to collect gravel from destroyed buildings to sell them in the market to meet the need for construction material that was banned from entry into the Strip by the IOF.