GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot a Palestinian worker on Tuesday east of Gaza City, local medics said.
The 19-year-old was collecting cement aggregates near the border area when he was shot, and was transferred to hospital with moderate injuries, a medical official said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said forces opened fire at two men in the area, which, she reiterated, Israel considers a combat zone. She noted that soldiers "did not identify a hit."
Israel's military has shot over 100 Palestinians working close to the coastal enclave's border with Israel since March, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said.
Workers head to the border area and collect rubble to make cement, which is in short supply in the Strip under Israel's blockade.
Palestinian worker hit with IOF bullets
|[ 28/12/2010 - 12:23 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian worker was injured while collecting gravel east of Gaza city at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) who routinely target those workers near the Strip border areas.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for the medical services, said that the 19-year-old youth was injured with bullet shrapnel in his nose and ear on Tuesday morning.
He said that the young man was hospitalized, adding that the number of wounded workers as a result of IOF shooting thus rose to 109.