Israeli forces have shot yet another Palestinian teenager near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel for collecting rubble often used as building material.
The spokesman of Gaza medical services, Abu Salmiya, said that the teenager was the 17th worker injured by Israeli fire since the summer, Ma’an News Agency reported.
Since the beginning of Israel’s blockade, Gazans have been forced to comb the area along the border fence collecting rubble and gravel to make building material for construction.
Much needed construction materials are mostly banned from the strip under Israel’s siege. The Strip’s reconstruction following Israeli offensives has been almost completely hampered as a result.
The crippling land, sea, and air blockade of the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel and Egypt since June 2007, when Palestinian resistance movement Hamas took control of the enclave, has made the Gaza’s 1.5 million inhabitants to heavily rely on the perilous tunnels as the sole means of obtaining essential supplies such as food and medicines.