At approximately 7:30am on Thursday 9 December 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a group of Palestinian civilians as they were collecting scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The group was few meters from the border fence near the Burat Abu Samra area north of Beit Lahiya, in the North Gaza district when IOF fired at them. As a result, two brother, Sultan and Ahmed Sa'ad Ismail Ghabin (29 and 20 respectively), who are residents of Beit Lahiya, were injured in their right legs. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described Sultan's injury as moderate. Ahmed's injury was described as critical. The bullet caused fracture to Ahmed's leg.
This is a blog about Gaza farmers, workers and all the civilian population living in Gaza Strip rural communities along the Green Line, suffering from daily Israeli attacks and resisting the implementation of a so called "buffer zone" by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Note: this blog is focusing on Israeli attacks on civilians inside or around the so called "buffer zone". Attacks on resistance fighters, or attacks, usually airstrikes on civilians further inside the Gaza Strip, or along the Egypt border (apart from the eastern areas such as Al Shoka or the airport area) are usually not mentioned. For the attacks of the Israeli Navy see http://fishingunderfire.blogspot.com/