2 Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

Two Palestinian workers were injured on Monday morning by Israeli gunfire in the north of the Gaza Strip, the Gaza Health Ministry announced.

Two Palestinian workers were injured on Monday morning by Israeli gunfire in the north of the Gaza Strip, the Gaza Health Ministry announced.

GAZA CITY – Two Palestinian workers were injured on Monday morning by Israeli gunfire in the north of the Gaza Strip, the Gaza Health Ministry announced.

"Ambulances carried two youths wounded by Israeli gunfire while collecting gravel near Beit Hanoun crossing in the north of Gaza Strip," Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.

The two were rushed to Kamal Adwan hospital, he added, describing their injuries as "moderate."

This brings to seven the number of Palestinian workers injuries by Israeli troops in Gaza this month, according to the health ministry.

Israel has established a 300-meter buffer zone along its border with the Gaza Strip.

In late 2012, an Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions ended eight days of cross-border fighting.

Although the ceasefire deal calls for Israeli forces to withdraw from the buffer zone to allow Palestinian farmers to cultivate their land and workers to collect gravel, Israeli troops have continued to shoot at Palestinians.

The Israeli army, for its part, claims that its forces only shoot at or arrest Palestinians who try to approach the border fence.

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