Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two Palestinians Injured By Army Fire In Gaza

Saturday January 19, 2013 00:15 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Friday January 18, Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians have been injured by Israeli military fire as they worked in their lands, close to the border in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
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Medical sources reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed across the eastern border of Beit Lahia, fired several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in the area wounding two.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, stated that one farmer suffered a moderate injury after being shot in the leg, while another farmer was mildly injured after a live round scraped his head.

The attack comes only four days after Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian farmer in the same area; the farmer, Mustafa Abu Jarad, 21, was shot by a live round in the head.

Israeli soldiers repeatedly target Palestinian farmers and workers in Palestinian lands close to the border fence as the soldiers try to keep the Palestinians away from the fence area; dozens of casualties have been reported, especially since Israel imposed the siege on Gaza in June of 2006.


IOF wound Palestinian boy in Bethlehem, two farmers in Gaza
[ 18/01/2013 - 09:51 PM ]

BETHLEHEM, BEIT LAHYA, (PIC)-- IOF troops on Friday critically wounded a Palestinian boy during confrontations that broke out at Aida refugee camp in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Local sources said that 14-year-old Saleh Farajeen from the Ezza refugee camp in Bethlehem was wounded during clashes between the IOF and local youth in neighbouring Aida refugee camp.
A Palestinian medical source told PIC that the teenager arrived Friday afternoon at the Arab Society Hospital in Beith Jala in a critical condition because of a bullet wound to his head.
The boy was taken immediately to the operating theatre. At the same time arrangements were being made to transfer him to Hadasa hospital in Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, IOF troops wounded two Palestinian farmers in Beit Lahya, in the northern Gaza Strip.
The Ministry of Health spokesman, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra told PIC that two farmers in their twenties were wounded by the IOF in Abu Safeyya area in the northern Gaza Strip.
He added that one of the farmers was hit in his foot and sustained a moderate injury while the other had a bullet scraping his head lightly injuring him. Both were taken to Kamal Odwan hospital.
Occupation soldiers target farmers whose fields lie near the border fence on nearly a daily basis despite agreeing to a polish the buffer zone in the latest truce agreement with the Palestinian resistance, making all these incidents violations of the truce on the part of the occupation.