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Israel shells UN school serving as shelter in Gaza, killing dozens
Medics: Man injured by Israeli gunfire in Gaza
Published Sunday 25/11/2012 (updated) 27/11/2012 11:15
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An Israeli tank withdraws from northern Gaza near Kubbutz Mefalsim.
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday, lightly injuring one man, a Gaza medical official said.

Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that soldiers opened fire at a group of farmers east of Khan Younis, south Gaza. One man received light head injuries in the incident and was evacuated to the European hospital in Khan Younis, al-Qidra said.

Israeli military sources said that a group of Palestinian rioters had moved along the security fence in southern Gaza. Soldiers fired rubber bullets in the air to distance the rioters from the fence, the sources added.

The incident comes after Anwar Abdul Hadi Qudaih, 20, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Friday near the southern Gaza border, with Hamas' spokesman accusing Israel of breaking Wednesday's ceasefire deal to end eight days of violence.

"We will contact the Egyptian mediator to discuss the incident," Sami Abu Zuhri said at the time.

A relative of the dead man, who was at the scene, told Reuters that Qudaih had been trying to place a Hamas flag on the fence. He added that an Israeli soldier had fired into the air three times before Qdeih was hit in the head by a bullet.

A day earlier, Israeli forces shot and injured Haitham Abu Daqqa, 23, who had approached the fence with a group of people carrying flags and celebrating the end of the conflict as Palestinians rallied for a second day.

The Israeli army described the demonstration as a riot and "in accordance with the rules of engagement, soldiers fired warning shots in the air," an army spokesman told Ma'an.

Wednesday's ceasefire deal ended eight days of fierce fighting that left some 170 Palestinians and six Israelis dead.

According to the terms of the accord, both Israelis and Palestinians agreed to stop their hostilities. However, the brief document left details on access to the tense border zone to be worked out in the days ahead.
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1 ) If, The, But / Should & Will
26/11/2012 02:45
- IF the Islamic militant would all renounce cross-border abductions, and bombing and shooting at border patrols, - THEN "Palestinians could move along the security fence in southern Gaza", - BUT until that time, with Islamic militant's history of cross-border abductions, bombing, and shooting at border patrols, Palestinian moving along the security fence in southern Gaza - Should & Will both be viewed as threatening and also lead to such Israeli defensive actions, like the above !!!!

2 ) Mark of Lewiston / USA
26/11/2012 07:30
A wall is still needed. A wall identical to the West Bank wall should be erected at the border fence. Get the PLO/PA to announce it on the 29th as a peaceful gesture. Then UNRWA can build it since they are allowed concrete. Israeli objections will sound hollow and be ridicules worldwide since they tout the success of their wall in the West Bank as a defensive success. Bullets cannot pass either way through a thick concrete wall.

3 ) Colin Wright / USA
26/11/2012 10:22
Ceasefire Israel-style.
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