Saturday, May 2, 2009

Palestinian farmer injured by Israeli fire near Khan Younis

Date: 02 / 05 / 2009 Time: 12:47

Gaza – Ma’an – Israeli fire injured a Palestinian farmer in the southern Gaza Strip village of Khuza’a east of Khan Younis on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Nafith Abu T’eima sustained light injuries following several gunshot volleys from a passing Israeli militarized jeep, and was hit in the neck with shrapnel. He was tending his lands at the time of the incident and evacuated to hospital.

Hundreds of farmers with agricultural land on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip have been unable to tend their fields because of incessant intimidation similar to Saturday’s incident. Dozens of farmers have left their land untouched since the Israeli war on the area and even before, fearing injury or death at the hands of Israeli soldiers.