GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Medics in the Gaza Strip said crews transported two workers injured by Israeli firing north of Beit Lahiya to hospital on Tuesday, both with bullet wounds in their lower legs.
The report said the men were injured while collecting cement particles from buildings in the area destroyed during Operation Cast Lead, Israel's last war on Gaza. UN estimates said some 6,000 homes were destroyed during the onslaught.
Both men were moderately injured, medics said, and were transferred to the Kamal Udwan Hospital for treatment.
An Israeli military spokesman said that the men were shot in two separate incidents just north and south of the border area around Beit Lahiya, one approximately an hour and a half after the other.
In both cases, the spokesman said, men were identified approaching the border area, were told to leave, troops fired shots into the air and when the men "failed to leave the area" shorts were fired at the lower parts of their bodies. He said a hit was identified in both cases.
Two Palestinian workers wounded in IOF shooting
|[ 14/12/2010 - 05:13 PM ]|
BEIT LAHIA, (PIC)-- Two Palestinian citizens were wounded in northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened machinegun fire at them.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman of medical services in the Strip, told the PIC that the IOF soldiers' fire moderately wounded the two civilians, who were collecting gravel north of Beit Lahia town.