Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Medics: Palestinian hurt by Israeli fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was moderately injured Tuesday evening by Israeli fire east of Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip, medical officials said.

The man, 29, who was not otherwise identified, suffered an injury to his right leg, said Gaza medical official Adham Abu Salmiya.

An Israeli military spokesman said the army had no record of such an incident.

Earlier, witnesses said Israeli forces entered the southern Gaza Strip and razed land.

Bulldozers entered 200 meters into the enclave in the al-Qarara area and turned over land, locals told Ma'an. The Israeli army makes frequent incursions to the area.

A military spokesman did not return calls about that incident.