Friday, April 26, 2013

Medics: Israeli forces shoot 17-year-old in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager was shot by Israeli forces in Jabaliya refugee camp, medics said.

Jameel Heesha, 17, was shot in his left foot near the northern border of Gaza Strip.

He was taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

On Thursday, Israeli gunboats opened fire toward Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a local official said.

Israeli forces opened fire at the boats off north-west Gaza as the fishermen as approached the three-mile limit Israel imposes along the coastline, said Mahfouth Kabariti, head of a federation for fishermen and water sports. No injuries were reported.

Israel's army announced in February that the fishing zone for Palestinians in Gaza would be reduced from six to three miles following a rocket attack.

The zone had been extended to six miles as part of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that ended an eight-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in November.


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IOF Opens Fire at Palestinian Civilians East of Jabaliya, One Person Injured

At approximately 5:30 pm on Friday 26 April 2013, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened heavy sporadic fire at a group of Palestinians who were east of the Islamic Cemetery near the separation fence between Gaza Strip and Israel east of Jabaliya. They were between 50 and 300 meters away from the separation fence when the IOF opened fire at them.  As a result, Jamel Wael Resha, 16, sustained a bullet wound in the right leg. Medical sources descried his injury as moderate.