Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian farmer in Gaza

Published Wednesday 02/10/2013 (updated) 03/10/2013 10:26
Israeli forces opened fire on a group of farmers near Gaza
City, witnesses say.
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces stationed east of Gaza City opened fire at a group of farmers in the area, injuring one person.

Medics said the man was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "lately there have been several incidents adjacent to the Israel-Gaza security fence. IDF soldiers operate in the area in order to prevent infiltrations endangering the civilians of southern Israel."

Israel's military is currently looking into reports of the incident, she added.

On Monday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man they said had approached a border fence in the Gaza Strip.

Huwayshel Hawajira, 36, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, an NGO based in Gaza, condemned an "excessive use of lethal force" by the Israeli army, adding artillery shells had also been heard hitting near where the two men were shot.

On August 11, Israeli troops also shot dead a man on the border with Gaza, with the military saying he had been seen behaving suspiciously in an area close to the border fence.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Army Kills A Palestinian, Injures Another, In Northern Gaza

Army Kills A Palestinian, Injures Another, In Northern Gaza

Gaza - Monday evening [September 30, 2013] Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man, injured and kidnapped another, near the border fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli media sources said that the soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians who approached the border fence, and attempted to cut a hole in it before the army chased them.

The sources added that the army did not mention anything about whether the Palestinians carried any weapons or explosives, an issue that indicates they might have been trying to enter Israeli territory searching for work. 

Israeli Ynet News has reported that the army initiated an investigation into the incident, under the assumption that the two “might have been trying to plant an explosive in the area”. After searching the area, the army could not locate any explosives or weapons.

Palestinian sources in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, stated that the soldiers fired a number of shells into a land east of the town, and fired several flares, while a military chopper hovered overhead. 

Medical sources in Kamal Adwan Hospital, in the nearby town of Beit Lahia, stated that Palestinian medics located the body of Hweishel Ismael Abu Hweishel, in his thirties, and moved it to hospital. 

The slain resident is from Al-Mighraqa area, south of Gaza city.


Israel: Palestinian shot dead at Gaza border
Published yesterday (updated) 01/10/2013 11:59
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man the army said had approached a border fence in the Gaza Strip, a military official said.

An army spokeswoman told Ma'an that soldiers based on the border shot and killed one Palestinian and arrested another after the two approached the fence suspiciously.

The official said they had ignored warnings to turn around, and the soldiers opened fire to protect themselves.
IOF kill Palestinian, injure another north of Gaza
[ 01/10/2013 - 09:17 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday said it had killed a Palestinian citizen and wounded another to the north of the Gaza Strip after they approached the security fence.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the IOF opened fire at two Palestinians after they neared the perimeter fence to the east of Beit Hanoun.
It added that one of them was shot dead while the other suffered serious wounds and managed to escape.
Palestinian local sources, in turn, told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that following the incident, the IOF fired flares and extensive gunshots at the area near the monument to the east of Beit Hanoun, while warplanes overflew the area.