Saturday, March 9, 2013

Israeli forces shoot, critically injure man in north Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a man in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, medics said.

Omar Wady, 22, was shot east of Jabalia refugee camp and taken to hospital for treatment, medics told Ma'an.

Wady was shot in the chest and is said to be in a critical condition.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said "several Palestinians gathered near the security fence and damaged the fence. During attempts to distant rioters, one Palestinian was shot."

Last Friday, Israeli forces stationed in a military tower on the north eastern border with Gaza shot and injured three men, medics said.

Since the November ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Israeli forces have shot and killed three people in the Gaza Strip and injured at least 50, amid numerous incursions into border areas of the coastal territory.

Al Mezan


IOF Opens Fire at Palestinians East of Jabalia, Injures One

At approximately 2:20 pm, on Friday 8 February 2013, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened sporadic fire and tear gas grenades at a number of Palestinian civilians, east of the Islamic Cemetery and at Abu Safiya area near the separation fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Jabaliya. They were between at a distance of about 50 and 400 meters away from the separation fence when the IOF opened fire at them. As a result, a resident of Jabaliya, Omar Ismail Omar Wadi , 21 , was hit with a bullet in his chest. Medical resources at Kamal Adwan hospital described his injury as serious as he was transferred to Al-Shifaa Hospital.