Friday, March 21, 2014

Israeli forces shoot, injure 2 in Gaza

Published yesterday (updated) 22/03/2014 08:22
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Friday shot and injured two Palestinians east of Jabaliya refuge camp in the northern Gaza Strip, medical officials said.

They told Ma'an that two people were taken to nearby hospitals in moderate condition after being shot near the eastern cemetery in the camp.

An Israeli army spokesman said forces identified two hits after firing on two Palestinians who attempted to climb over a security fence and failed to respond to warnings.

In early March, Israeli forces shot and killed 57-year-old Aminah Qudeih east of Khan Younis when she approached the separation barrier between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The woman's relatives told AP she was mentally ill, and assumed she wandered toward the border by mistake.

On Wednesday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the Hebron district.

Witnesses said the victim had been foraging for local plants when he was shot, but the army claimed he and two others had been vandalising the security fence.

Israeli military forces have killed 57 Palestinians and injured 897 since the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel in July, the Palestine Liberation Organization said this week.