Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Israeli fire injures fourth Gaza worker in week

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A man identified by medics as a laborer was shot by Israeli fores in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon, as he was collecting stone aggregates for a construction company.

Medical services coordinator in Gaza Adham Abu Silmiyyeh said a 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound in the left leg and was transferred by ambulance to the Kamal Udwan Hospital in Jabaliya.

The shooting is the fourth reported in the past week, with workers injured and taken to hospital. Israeli forces have said that the men were identified by soldiers as they approached the no-go zone, a unilaterally declared buffer area inside the Gaza Strip reaching some 1,000 meters wide in some points according to the UN, fired warning shots and when workers failed to retreat shot at their lower bodies.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she would look into the latest report.

IOF Shoots Civilian while Collecting Scrap in Northern Beit Lahyia


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continue to open fire at Palestinian civilians who collect scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. At approximately 9:45am on Tuesday 5 October 2010, the IOF opened fire at a group of Palestinian civilians who were about 600 meters from the border fence near the evacuated settlement Eli Sinai, northwest of Beit Lahyia town in the North Gaza district. As a result, Ziyad Mohammed Jamil Tanbura, 27, who is a resident of Beit Lahyia, was injured in the left leg. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described his injury as moderate.

Palestinian worker injured in IOF shooting northern Gaza
[ 05/10/2010 - 11:40 AM ]

BEIT HANUN, (PIC)-- A Palestinian worker was wounded on Tuesday when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired at him east of Beit Hanun town to the north of the Gaza Strip.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for military medical services, told the PIC that the worker was hit with a bullet in his heel, describing his condition as moderate.
He explained that the citizen was collecting remains of destroyed buildings in northern Gaza, adding that the IOF soldiers were daily targeting those workers in a bid to terrorize them away from the area.