Sunday, May 5, 2013

IOF Opens Fire at Rubble Collectors North of Beit Lahiya

Al Mezan


On Sunday 5th May 2013, at approximately 7:40 am, IOF positioned at watchtowers at the eastern separation fence opened fire towards a number of rubble collectors who were at Bouret Abu Samra at a distance of about 250 meters, north of Beit Lahyia. The fire shooting lasted for almost three hours, and no causalities or injuries were reported. According to Al Mezan’s field investigations, rubble and scrap collectors move closer to the separation fence in order to collect greater amount of rubble to be recycled and sold again. This is the main source of income for rubble collectors due to severe economic situation.