Israeli fire wounds local worker near Gaza border

19:55, December 03, 2010      

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Israeli shootings on Palestinians near Gaza's borders continued Friday, wounding one local worker collecting gravel in northern Gaza Strip.

Adham Abu Selmia, a spokesman for the medical services, said that one local worker was moderately injured by Israeli fire. He added that Israeli snipers shot the worker "in the lower part of his body."

Israel has also allocated a 300-meter-wide buffer zone along its borders with Gaza. Official statistics said that 2 people have been killed and 81 wounded since February in the buffer zone, most of them gravel diggers.

In June, Israel started easing its blockade on Gaza, allowing more civilian goods into the place following international pressure after Israeli naval forces attacked a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and killed nine Turkish activists.

However, some construction materials like gravel and steel are still banned. As a result, Gazans dig for the gravel near the border, at the debris of Jewish settlements that Israel evacuated in 2005.

Source: Xinhua


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