Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rafah woman injured by Israeli fire

Date: 07 / 05 / 2009 Time: 10:38

Gaza - Ma’an - A Gazan farmer woman was injured by Israeli fire south of Rafah on Thursday, and taken to Abu Yousef An-Najjar hospital in for treatment.

The woman, identified as 35-year-old Randa Shaloufeh, was working her land near the Israeli-Gaza border when soldiers fired at her.

Farmers are increasingly fearful of such attacks and many have let their land go to seed despite the Strip’s dire economic situation; many fear death over starvation.

Israeli army wounds a Palestinian woman northern (sic) Gaza

Gaza, May 7, 2009 (Ramattan) – A Palestinian woman was injured on Thursday as the Israeli army opened heavy fire towards Palestinian farmers in the city of Rafah south of Gaza, Palestinian medical sources said.

The Director of Emergency and Ambulance Services in Gaza, Dr Moawiya Hassanein, told Ramattan that the 32-year-old Randa Shaloof were injured in her hand after the Israeli soldiers opened fire while she was planting in her agriculture field east of Rafah.

Earlier on Wednesday, four Palestinians were wounded in a series of Israeli airstrikes on the border with Egypt south of Gaza.


Al Mezan

IOF Opens Fire Towards Al-Shawka Village

At app. 9am on the 7th of May 2009, 32-year-old Randa Abdullah Shallouf received a live bullet to her chest as a result of the IOF's firing towards Al-Shawka village in eastern Rafah town. She was reported to have sustained moderate injuries.