Thursday, January 4, 2007

Three Palestinian farmers wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza

Agence France Presse
4 January 2007

GAZA CITY, Jan 4 2007--Three Palestinian farmers were wounded Thursday by Israeli fire in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza near the border with the Jewish state, medics said.

An army spokeswoman said that Israeli soldiers saw two people approaching the border fence between Gaza and Israel, called on them to stop, and when the men did not heed the order fired at their lower body. The soldiers identified hitting one of the men, she said.

Under a November 26 ceasefire, Israel withdrew its troops from Gaza and militants were supposed to cease firing rockets.Since then, around 70 rockets have been fired into the Jewish state, and one Palestinian has been killed and at least six wounded by Israeli fire in the coastal strip.

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