At approximately 8:00 am on Tuesday 12 March 2013, Israeli Occupation
Forces (IOF) opened sporadic fire at a number of Palestinians who were
collecting rubbles and scrap from Buret Abu Samra area north of Beit
Lahiya. Palestinians were about 150 meters away from the separation
fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel when IOF opened fire at them.
The firing lasted for about three hours. No casualties or injuries were
According to Al Mezan’s field investigations, rubble and scrap
collectors go to areas close to the separation fence to collect rubble
and scrap as much as they can to sell it to brick factories which
recycle it into bricks.