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Medics: Israeli forces shoot, injure man east of Gaza

April 9, 2012 5:31 P.M. (Updated: April 10, 2012 6:50 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers on Monday shot and injured a Palestinian construction worker in eastern Gaza, medics said.

The 23-year-old man was taken to the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, medical officials told Ma'an.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Also Monday, witnesses said that dozens of military vehicles, including bulldozers, ventured 250 meters into the southern Gaza Strip east of Khan Younis and began digging up agricultural land.

Army vehicles were also seen entering the Nahda neighborhood of Rafah in southern Gaza and patrolling the area.

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