|[ 20/12/2010 - 11:33 AM ]
GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian worker was injured with Israeli occupation forces' gunfire on Monday morning while collecting gravel in northern Gaza Strip, medical sources reported.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the coordinator of medical services in the Strip, said that the IOF troops opened machinegun fire at a number of Palestinian workers north of Beit Hanun town, wounding one of them.
He added that the 30-year-old laborer was hit in his foot, describing his condition as moderate.
The IOF soldiers killed two of those workers and injured dozens over the past couple of years.
Worker injured in north Gaza
Published today (updated) 20/12/2010 17:27
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – A Palestinian man was injured Monday after Israeli forces opened fire while he was collecting stones in the northern Gaza Strip, local medics said.
A medical official said the victim, in his 30s, was shot in his left foot. He was evacuated to the Kamal Udwan Hospital, medics said.
The soldiers were stationed north of Beit Hanoun, a city in Gaza's north and adjacent to the Israeli border.
An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that forces fired at the worker's lower body when he and a number of Palestinians approached a nearby barrier, which which Israel considers to be in a combat zone. Forces first fired warning shots in the air, she said, but the Palestinians failed to turn back.
The shooting brings the total to 103 in this area since March 2010, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said.
On Sunday, Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian shepherd in the same area.
Ijmei’an Abu Ihweishel, 19, was herding sheep when soldiers shot him in the leg, locals said. The young man was transferred to the Kamal Adwan Hospital for treatment. His wounds were described as moderate.
An Israeli military spokesman said the army was not aware of that incident.