Saturday, 25 July 2015

Israeli forces fire on Gaza farmers, no injuries

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Saturday morning opened fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces stationed in watchtowers near the Gaza-Israel border opened fire on Palestinian farmers who had arrived to tend their crops.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson did not have immediate information but said they were looking into the incident.

Farmers whose land lies within or close to an Israeli-enforced buffer zone along the border face near daily fire or threat of fire from Israeli forces, often preventing them from cultivating their crops, rights groups say.


Two Palestinians injured by army fire In Nabi Saleh

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, the two young men have been shot and moderately injured by live Israeli army fire in Nabi Saleh village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The sources said the Omar Tamimi suffered three gunshot injuries, two in his legs, and one in the abdomen, while Ala’ Nakhla was shot, also with a live round, in his right leg, above the knee.

The several Israeli military vehicles invaded the village, and violently attacked the residents, conducting their weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and illegal settlements in the village, leading to clashes, Ali Dar Ali of Palestine TV has reported. more