Saturday, November 27, 2010

Israeli forces fire on Gaza fisherman

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian fisherman on the shore of the northern Gaza Strip was shot in the foot on Saturday, medics said, the second casualty of the day by Israeli fire.

Spokesperson of Gaza’s medical services Adham Abu Silmiyya said a 19-year-old man was injured in his left foot and was evacuated to Kamal Udwan Hospital in Jabalia.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers identified the man in an area known as a "no go zone," and after firing in the air, "had to fire toward his lower body."