Friday, November 19, 2010

IOF Shoots Palestinian Collecting Scrap in North Gaza District


At approximately 9am on Friday 19 November 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a group of Palestinian civilians as they were collecting scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The group was about 200 meters from the border fence west of the As-Siafa area, north west of Beit Lahiya, in the North Gaza district when IOF fired at them. As a result, Mohammed Ismail Al Ghandour, 34, who is a resident of Beit Lahiya, was injured in the right leg. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described his injury as moderate. The civilians were terrified and left the area.
According to Al Mezan's field investigations, the civilians carried Al Ghandour on a donkey-driven cart to the Al Waha area, west of Beit Lahiya, because the area of attack is close to the border fence and dirt roads do not allow ambulances to reach there.