Tuesday, February 22, 2011

IOF Shoots Palestinian Collecting Scrap near Erez Crossing


At approximately 12:30pm on Tuesday 22 February 2011, 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 400 meters from the border fence near the Erez crossing in the North Gaza district when IOF fired at them. As a result, Saleem Kamal Abed Barakat, 21, who is from Gaza city, was injured in the right thigh. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described his injury as light.