Jihad Sawarka, 16, sustained minor injuries in the incident, which took place east of al-Bureij refugee camp. The boy was taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital for treatment.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "IDF soldiers acted in accordance with IDF rules of engagement," without providing further details.
Two Palestinians were injured on Saturday by Israeli gunfire near the border fence in eastern Gaza, medics said, with Hamas accusing Israel of violating the Egyptian mediated ceasefire.
Earlier Saturday, Palestinian medics confirmed that a 21-year-old man died after being hit by Israeli gunfire on Friday evening near Rafah.
The Gaza Strip's Hamas government described the death of the man, as well as the Israeli navy's seizure of Palestinian fisherman, as violations of a ceasefire mediated by Cairo to end a surge of cross-border fighting this month.
"We have discussed this with Egyptian officials, so they guarantee a cessation to those violations," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
Since a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip was brokered by Egypt, two Palestinians have been shot dead and at least 40 have been injured. Gaza officials say over 30 fishermen have been detained since the agreement.
Palestinian farmer wounded in IOF shooting
|[ 03/12/2012 - 09:28 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian farmer was wounded on Monday after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired at him while working in his land to the east of Breij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip.
Medical sources described the condition of the farmer as moderate after he was taken to a hospital in nearby Deir Al-Balah city.
Two Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded in the IOF shooting at Palestinian civilians after the calm agreement went into effect almost two weeks ago.
IOF Opens Fire Northeast of Al Bureij Refugee Camp, One Person Injured
At approximately 11:15 am on Monday 3 December 2012, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) positioned at the separation fence between Gaza Strip and Israel northeast of Al Bureij refugee camp. As a result, Jihad Mesbah As-Sawarka, 16, sustained a bullet wound in the left leg while he was 400 meters away from the fence. Medical sources at Al Aqsa Hospital described his injury as moderate.