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Israeli forces shoot, injure 5 Palestinians in northern Gaza
Published Friday 31/01/2014 (updated) 02/02/2014 10:43
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured five people on Friday in the northern Gaza Strip, a medical official said.

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for Gaza's Ministry of Health, told Ma'an that a 27-year-old man was shot in the foot by Israeli soldiers in Beit Lahiya.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to Kamal Adwan hospital and is in a moderate condition.

Four Palestinians were also injured by gunfire east of Jabaliya, al-Qidra said.

They were taken to Kamal Adwan hospital with moderate injuries.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said "two riots erupted near the security fence in northern Gaza. In one riot, 50 Palestinians crowded in a prohibited area and hurled rocks at IDF soldiers at the scene."

Israeli soldiers fired warning shots in the air before resorting to opening fire towards a main instigator, she said, adding that a direct hit was identified.

Earlier, seven Palestinians were injured when Israeli warplanes launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

The injured were taken to hospitals, where medics described their wounds as light to moderate.

Last week, Israeli forces shot dead one Palestinian and injured another during a protest east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces frequently shoot at farmers and other civilians inside the Gaza Strip if they approach large swathes of land near the border that the Israeli military has deemed off-limits to Palestinians.
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1 ) Kathy P / USA
31/01/2014 20:08
Again, and again... Shooting at unarmed civilians... Just to alleviate boredom. Unaware of the horrific wounds, and lives ruined.... Uncaring.. Just good fun.. Like shooting squirrels, and laughing as they scatter... Such a sick and perverted society...

2 ) Colin Wright / USA
31/01/2014 20:26
I think the Palestinians deserve kudos for being able to throw rocks five hundred meters or so. After all, I wouldn't be surprised if that will turn out to be the range they were shot at.

3 ) Colin Wright / USA
31/01/2014 20:29
'Israeli soldiers fired warning shots in the air before resorting to opening fire towards a main instigator, she said, adding that a direct hit was identified.' To translate from the Hebrew, this may mean ONE Palestinian threw a rock, so the Israelis shot him -- and four innocents who happened to be in the vicinity. The 'warning shots in the air' probably didn't happen at all.

4 ) Rondo Mondo / Canada
31/01/2014 20:59
To Colin Wright. In 2012 477 Mexicans who were attempting to cross the US border were shot and killed by you Americans. By comparison Israel treats Gazans at the border with kid gloves. Please note that the Mexicans trying to cross the US border were not trying to kill or harm Americans as Gazans have been trying to harm and kill Israelis. Israel has every right to protect its own border and defend its interests against people from the hostile entity of Gaza which is ruled by terrorists.

5 ) Johnny benson / USA
31/01/2014 22:12
C..mon Colin.....the Arabs need to be kept from gaining confidence and momentum...if that were to happen...then the bloodshed would be much higher...and mostly on the Arab side...so what this is doing is saving your friends lives....can't you see that?

6 ) Carson / Canada
01/02/2014 04:09
@ Kathy P: "Shooting unarmed civilians.....just to alleviate boredom" Yes, of course that's why the IDF does this. What an idiotic comment. You need to get off pro - Palestinian sites like this and get some facts

7 ) Colin Wright / USA
01/02/2014 06:34
To Rondo Mondo #4: 'To Colin Wright. In 2012 477 Mexicans who were attempting to cross the US border were shot and killed by you Americans. ' Mmm. And how many were shot who had merely approached within a kilometer? I realize that as a Zionist, there's not much to work with, but surely you can do better than that.

8 ) Colin Wright / USA
01/02/2014 06:38
Re Rondo Mondo #4: 'To Colin Wright. In 2012 477 Mexicans who were attempting to cross the US border were shot and killed by you Americans.' Lol. Leave it to a Zionist to lie while trying to make a non-existent point. While 477 of the millions of immigrants to stream across did in fact die while making the attempt, they certainly weren't shot. In fact, the INS rescued fifteen thousand who had gotten themselves into trouble.

9 ) Colin Wright / USA
01/02/2014 06:42
To Johnny #5: 'C..mon Colin.....the Arabs need to be kept from gaining confidence and momentum...if that were to happen...then the bloodshed would be much higher...and mostly on the Arab side...so what this is doing is saving your friends lives....can't you see that?' By that logic, it would be good if the Zionists all fled now, wouldn't it? ...and although Israel hides the numbers, happily, they are.

10 ) Gray Schmidt / USA
01/02/2014 17:25
WHERE ARE THE WATER CANNON? Every civilized country employs the use of water cannon in dispersing non violent protests; why not Israel? The fact that water cannons are used on Jewish demonstrators while lethal weaponry is deployed for non Jewish demonstrations is further proof of Israel's status as a "One Race", Genocidal State. (See: “War Crimes Court finds Israel ‘Guilty of?Genocide’”) Can anyone name another state so heavily subsidized by the other countries that can commmit Genocide

11 ) Colin Wright / USA
02/02/2014 00:09
To Grey Schmidt #10: 'WHERE ARE THE WATER CANNON? Every civilized country employs the use of water cannon in dispersing non violent protests; why not Israel? ' That's a silly question. There are no water cannon because water cannon don't kill -- and Israel enjoys killing Palestinians. Anything else you don't understand?
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