Medics: Israel fire injures 1 at Gaza funeral
Published Thursday 06/09/2012 (updated) 07/09/2012 11:15
A relative of two men killed by the Israeli military is comforted during
their funeral in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Sept. 6.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces opened fire east of Gaza City on a funeral procession for two Palestinians and injured one of the mourners, medics said.
Soldiers were near the border east of Jabaliya and began shooting toward participants at a funeral at the eastern cemetery and struck one, the officials said.
Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, told Ma'an that one person was moderately injured and taken to Kamal Udwan hospital for treatment.
An Israeli military spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment.
Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday. The Israeli military said the men were trying to plant explosives near a border fence when they were attacked.
The incident followed the killing a day earlier of three Palestinians in an air strike which the military said foiled their attempt to fire rockets from central Gaza into Israel.