Israeli Forces Shoot Palestinian Farmer in Gaza

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces stationed east of Gaza City opened fire at a group of farmers in the area, injuring one person.

Medics said the man was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said there was no “unusual activity” along the Gaza border.

On Monday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man they said had approached a border fence in the Gaza Strip.

Huwayshel Hawajira, 36, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, an NGO based in Gaza, condemned an “excessive use of lethal force” by the Israeli army, adding artillery shells had also been heard hitting near where the two men were shot.

On August 11, Israeli troops also shot dead a man on the border with Gaza, with the military saying he had been seen behaving suspiciously in an area close to the border fence.

(Ma’an – www.maannews.net)

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