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2 Palestinians shot, injured by Israeli forces in Gaza
Published Friday 22/11/2013 (updated) 25/11/2013 14:51
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GAZA (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday.

A spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that two Palestinians in their twenties were shot.

One was shot in the thigh, and one was hit with a bullet fragment in the head, he added.

They were transferred to Kamal Adwan hospital for treatment.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "a riot erupted as Palestinians gathered near the security fence," and after the Palestinians "sabotaged" the fence, Israeli forces "opened fire on their lower extremities."

Israeli forces frequently shoot farmers and other civilians inside the Gaza Strip if they approach the border fence.

The Gaza Strip has been under a severe economic blockade imposed by the State of Israel since 2006.

The blockade has severely limited the imports and exports of the Gaza Strip and has led to frequent humanitarian crises and hardship for Gazans.

These have been particularly severe given frequently Israeli military assaults, particularly in 2008-9 and 2011, which killed around 1,400 and 170 Gazans respectively and led to major infrastructural damage.
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1 ) Bemused / New Zealand
23/11/2013 04:27
Why doesn't Ma'an mention that the Israeli blockade is illegal, according to at least three UN agencies and reports?

2 ) Robert Haymond / Israel
23/11/2013 09:14
"Israeli forces frequently shoot farmers and other civilians inside the Gaza Strip if they approach the border fence" should read "Israeli forces frequently shoot terrorists posing as farmers and other terrorists posing as civilians..." Then the brief article would not only make sense but be truthful as well. Not in Maan's interest, however.

3 ) Margaret Mccarragher / ireland
23/11/2013 17:46
this whole thing is beyond words .So much suffering at these cowardly bastards hands.

4 ) Yuri Saadan / Israel
23/11/2013 18:45
Yuri Saadan Dozens of Arabs trying to breach our borders throwing Molotov cocktails tampering with the fence....And what does the IDF do it injures Two Arabs ....Go figure....These IDF soldiers need to be given reading glasses to see better and stricter orders.....orders to shoot with extreme prejudice ...

5 ) Maureen / Australia
23/11/2013 18:47
@1@2 and @3: I am contacting, the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, UN humanitarian chief and the UN Security Council, Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour United Nations and Humanitarian Coordinator James Rawley, The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs The International Federation for Human Rights, Defenders of Human Rights Center, Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights and see if they will all ''express concern''

6 ) Tom / USA
23/11/2013 21:32
Until Israel actually declares where its borders are, all of this violence against the native population is just ..violence against the native population.

7 ) Outlier / USA
26/11/2013 00:16
(first comment spiked) Why is "stay away from the fence" so difficult for Gazans to understand?
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