Tuesday, June 22, 2010

IOF Continues to Attack Palestinian Civilians Collecting Rubble; One Person Injured


At app. 7:30am on Thursday 22 June 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), positioned at the northern separation fence border between Gaza and Israel, continued their sporadic fire on Palestinian civilians who were 150 meters away from the border fence near the Eli Sinai evacuated settlement northwest of Beit Lahyia, in North Gaza District.
As a result, Abdullah Mohammed Ma'riuf, 15, was shot in the right leg.  The IOF has opened almost daily fire on Palestinian civilians who collect rubble to sell to brick factories, which recycles it into bricks. This is the only source of bricks for construction that is available in the Gaza Strip, which suffers from an acute shortage of construction materials due the Israeli siege