Monday, April 9, 2012

Israeli Army Opens Fire at Palestinian Worker near Gaza Border

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Israeli Army Opens Fire at Palestinian Worker near Gaza Border: GAZA, April 9, 2012 (WAFA) - Israeli army units Sunday opened fire at and injured a Palestinian worker in the buffer zone between Israel and the Gaza Strip near east of Gaza City, according to medical sources.

The worker, who gathers gravel for living, was shot in the foot and transferred to hospital for treatment. His condition was reported moderate.

The young worker was around two hundred meters away from the Israeli borders with the Gaza Strip, entering the buffer zone, which is a military no-go area that extends along the entire northern and eastern perimeter of the border and goes deep into the Palestinian Territory at a range of between 500 meters to two kilometers.

Palestinians, mainly farmers and landowners, are denied access to the land; whereas Israeli forces use live fire against anyone within the buffer zone.

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