Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gaza medical official: Farmer shot near Israel border

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer on Tuesday east of Gaza City, a medical official said.

Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said the farmer, who was not identified, suffered a gunshot wound while working on his land east of Gaza City.

He was taken from Shajaiya to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he was said to be moderately injured, Abu Salmiya said.

Israel's army did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Maan News Agency