Palestinian in southern Gaza hurt by Israel gunfire

By Ola Attalah, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Israeli incursions into the southern Gaza Strip are a common occurrence

Israeli incursions into the southern Gaza Strip are a common occurrence

GAZA CITY – A Palestinian man in the southern Gaza Strip was injured on Wednesday by Israeli army gunfire.  

Saleh al-Qara, 20, was wounded in the head when Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian farmland close to the border between the southern Gaza Strip and Israel, medical sources said.

Describing the man's injury as "slight," witnesses said Palestinian farmers had left their fields for fear of their lives after Israeli soldiers began firing into the area.

Earlier Wednesday, the Israeli military staged a limited incursion into the eastern part of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli incursions into the southern Gaza Strip are a common occurrence. A 2012 Hamas-Israel truce – brokered by Egypt – called on Israel to do away with a 300-meter buffer zone along its border with the besieged coastal territory.

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