Friday, February 22, 2013

Israeli soldiers shoot, injure Palestinian in Jabalia

 Maan News Agency

Published today 17:51
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Israeli forces shot a Palestinian man Friday afternoon east of Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip injuring him in the foot.

Palestinian paramedics told a Ma’an reporter that the man was hit near a cemetery in the eastern part of the refugee camp. He was evacuated to Kamal Udwan Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers were responding to a dozens of "rioters" who approached the fence on the border and they fired warning shots in the air.

When one of the Palestinians refused to turn back forces fired at his lower body, she said.