Sunday, November 28, 2010

Israeli Occupation Army Shot and Wounded 4 Palestinians in Gaza

Israel Continues Policy Of Murder And Terror On Gazans, Murders Four Palestinians - Details:

"shabbirh | November 28, 2010

Israel opens fire on more Gazans

Israeli fire has inflicted injury on more Palestinians, who are resorted to collecting and selling rubble to cope with Tel Aviv's siege.

On Sunday, the Israeli military shot and wounded four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old, in the town of Beit Hanun in the north of the coastal sliver, AFP reported.

'The troops fired towards their lower bodies and identified several hits,' a spokesman for the military said about the incident.

The scavengers, including women and children, sell the materials that they glean from the remnants of Israeli settlements to contractors and factories in Gaza as a coping strategy against Tel Aviv's blockade on the enclave.

The all-out land, aerial and naval restrictions have been depriving 1.5 million Gazans of food, fuel and other necessities for more than three years now.

Tel Aviv has, however, declared a 'restricted' zone in the border area, occasionally opening fire on the debris collectors.

Highlighting the recurrent shootings, an August study by the United Nations showed, 'Palestinians have been totally or partially prevented from accessing land located up to 1,000-1,500 meters' from the border.

The enclave's medics say 60 scavengers have been wounded and two killed in the zone since January 2009.

Adie Mormech from the Palestinian-led organization International Solidarity Movement told Press TV last month that the rubble collectors 'are actually the biggest victims of shootings in the buffer zones. The reasons why no one can go there is because Israel shoots on sight and they are trigger-happy.'

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees says that 'about 80 percent of the Gaza population depends on assistance from UN agencies as unemployment has soared [to] above 40 percent.'

Two Palestinian scrap collectors, including a 12-year-old, were similarly wounded by Israeli fire on Saturday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The military also wounded a Gazan fisherman on the same day, claiming he had entered a 'no-go zone,' said the Palestinian Ma'an news agency.

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