Palestinian medical sources in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip reported on Monday at night that a Palestinian resident was killed and a 15-year old child was seriously wounded by Israeli military fired in Al Atatra area near Beit Lahia.
The sources stated that Sa’id Ata Al Hasoumy bled to death as the army barred Palestinian ambulances from reaching him.
The sources added that a 15-year old child was seriously injured in the same attack and was moved to a local hospital later on.
The army admitted that it remains unclear whether the slain Palestinian was armed, but said that “the area where he was seen is a closed military zone.
Palestinian resistance in Gaza retaliated by firing two homemade shells at Ashkelon. Israeli military sources reported that one soldier was mildly wounded when a shell fragmentation hit him in the head.
The shell landed and detonated near the so-called Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. The soldier was moved to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
On Sunday evening, one Palestinian farmer was wounded on Sunday evening in a similar Israeli military attack.
The shooting took place in the Al-Atatra area north of the town of Beit Lahiya.
Mu’awiya Hassanein the head of Ambulance and Emergency Services in the Palestinian Health Ministry said that one critically injured man was taken in an ambulance to Kamal Udwan Hospital in northern Gaza.
Ambulances were unable to immediately reach the other man who lay on the ground bleeding and eventually died. Hassanein identified him as Ata Al-Hasoumi, 20. Medics told Reuters that the man was a farmer.
Israeli military sources told reporters that two “suspicious” people had approached the border with Israel and ignored warning shots.
Meanwhile, Israeli sources said that two projectiles were fired from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel. According to the news website Ynet, the projectiles landed near the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council. The same report states that one soldier was mildly wounded after sustaining a head injury while running for cover.
It is unclear whether the projectiles were homemade "Al-Qassam" rockets, or mortar shells. No Palestinian group has claimed responsibility for the reported attack, which was the first in two weeks.
IOF kill a Palestinian Child near the Separation Fence North Beit Lahia
At approximately 4:30pm on Monday 24 August 2009, IOF opened fire at two Palestinians who were near the separation fence north As-Syafa area northwest Beit Lahia. Said A'ta Mohammed Al-Hasomi, 16, was killed and Mas'oud Mohammed Jamil Tambora, 19, was injured. According to medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital, Tambora's condition is critical.
According to field investigations, residents of that area were able to transport Tambora to Kamal Odwan Hospital while they were not able to reach Al Hasomi.
IOF prevented ambulances from reaching the area. At approximately 7:40pm on the same day, a Palestinian ambulance collected Tamora's dead body at Erez crossing.