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Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian near Khan Younis

April 24, 2015 7:17 P.M. (Updated: April 26, 2015 2:41 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was shot and injured when Israeli forces opened fire east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Witnesses said that Israeli forces deployed along the border opened fire on Palestinian farmland, hitting one Palestinian man.

He has been taken to a hospital for treatment.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was looking into the incident.

Israeli forces have repeatedly opened fire on Palestinian civilians near the border since the ceasefire agreement signed Aug. 26, 2014 that ended a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

In March alone, there were a total of 38 incidents of shootings, incursions into the Strip, and arrests, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR).

That was up from 26 incidents through February, and left seven Palestinians injured and one dead.

The attacks come despite Israeli promises at the end of the ceasefire to ease restrictions on Palestinian access to the border region near the "security buffer zone."

According to PCHR, the "buffer zone," which Palestinians are prohibited from entering, "is illegal under both Israeli and international law."

The group said: "The precise area designated by Israel as a 'buffer zone' is not clear and this Israeli policy is typically enforced with live fire."
Comments
Tibi / Tubas
- Palestinian men have opened fire from "farmland" so often,
that Israel needed to build the Security Fence in response, and
- Palestinian men continue trying to harm Israelis, so
Israel forces deploys along the border in response, and sometimes
opens fire in self-defense
25/04/2015 02:46
Dimitrios / Cyprus
We already know: Hamas is the good one and the IDF the bad one. Hamas never sends rockets, Hamas never attacks Israel.
25/04/2015 06:09
@ Dimitrios / USA
Did you write "Hamas never attacks" from
Either Sarcasm or Denial ??
26/04/2015 15:07
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