At approximately 7:30 am on Thursday 17 January 2013, Israeli Occupation
Forces (IOF) opened fire at Palestinian civilians who were collecting
scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures in Buret Abu Samra area
near the border fence between Gaza and Israel north of Beit Lahiya. The
group was about 200 meters from the border fence when IOF fired at
them.The sporadic fire continued for about two hours. No casualties or
injuries were reported.