Monday, February 28, 2011

IOF Kills Palestinian Civilian Collecting Scrap and Rubble in North Gaza District


At approximately 10am on Monday 28 February 2011, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire at a group of Palestinian civilians as they were collecting scrap material and rubble from destroyed structures near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The group was about 300 meters from the border fence west of Buret Abu Samra area north of Beit Lahiya, in the North Gaza district when the IOF fired at them. As a result, Omar Arafa Abdel Lateef Ma'rouf, 20, was severely injured.
At approximately 11am on the same day, three Israeli tanks moved under sporadic fire at the same area and took Ma'rouf to Israel. At approximately 2pm on the same day, the IOF submitted Ma'rouf's dead body to the Palestinian Liaison Office (CLO), which is located in the Ministry of Civil Affairs’ office at the Erez crossing in the north of the Gaza Strip. The dead body was admitted to Shifa Hospital in Gaza city.