Thursday, 10 April 2014

2 workers seriously injured by Israeli fire in north Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Two Palestinian men were shot and injured by Israeli fire Thursday morning near the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

The sources said Israeli troops stationed on monitor towers opened fire at workers collecting small stones from fields to be used for making concrete, injuring two workers seriously.

Palestinian ambulances evacuated the victims to Kamal Udwan hospital.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said Israeli forces fired at Palestinians who had gathered near the crossing after the failed to respond to warning shots and riot-dispersal means.

She could not confirm if any direct hits were registered. more

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