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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian teen in Gaza

June 26, 2014 10:19 P.M. (Updated: June 27, 2014 11:14 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager was shot by Israeli forces in the Hajar al-Deek area near the border in the northern central Gaza Strip on Thursday evening.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that an unnamed 17-year-old was shot in the foot while he was collecting gravel near the border.

He was taken to Shifa hospital with moderate injuries, al-Qidra added.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said that Israeli forces had fired "warning shots in the air" in the area, which is just east of El-Bureij refugee camp.

Many people in the besieged coastal enclave collect small stones in order to make gravel for concrete, because the import of concrete is forbidden by the Israeli economic blockade. The blockade has been in force since 2007.

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.

The "security buffer zone" extends between 500 meters and 1500 meters into the Strip, effectively turning local farms into no-go zones.

According to UNOCHA, 17 percent of Gaza's total land area and 35 percent of its agricultural land were within the buffer zone as of 2010, directly affecting the lives and livelihoods of more than 100,000 Gazans.

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