Tuesday, February 21, 2012

IOF Opens Fire at Peaceful Weekly Demonstration in North Gaza District

Al Mezan


At approximately 12:30 pm on Tuesday 21 February 2012, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stationed in concrete watchtowers along the northern separation fence between Gaza and Israel opened sporadic fire on a peaceful demonstration of the Popular Campaign Against the Buffer Zone.  80 participants, including three international solidarity activists and ten journalists, had moved to within roughly 180 meters of the northern border, reaching an agricultural area, when the IOF opened fire at them.  No casualties or injuries were reported in this incident