Four Injured in Northern Gaza – International Middle East Media Center

Thursday December 23, 2010 18:22author by Alessandra Bajec – IMEMC & Agencies Report post

Israeli army fired at four Palestinians in the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Press TV reported.

(photo from Press TV)
(photo from Press TV)

Troops opened fire on a number of Palestinians leaving four of them wounded. The victims were identified as a farmer and three other civilians collecting rubble for construction material.

Local medical sources said two of the injured were found in serious condition, including a 14-year-old youth who reported wounds n the head.

Israeli offensive on Gaza, launched between December 2008 and January 2009, killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and caused damage of above USD 1.6 billion on the Strip’s economy.

Many Palestinians, including women and children, usually search throughout the debris at the sites of the former Israeli settlements in Gaza. The scavengers sell the materials as a coping strategy against Israel-imposed siege on the coastal enclave.

In the border area, declared by Israel “restricted” zone, troops occasionally shoot at the rubble collectors. Gaza medics confirmed firing has left 60 scavengers injured and two killed in the zone since January 2009.

The all-out land, air and sea blockade has been depriving the Gazan population of food, fuel and other necessities since mid-June 2007.

Four Injured in Northern Gaza – International Middle East Media Center.

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