Sunday, December 30, 2007
Contributed by Emanuel
"At least one Palestinian was killed and four others were wounded by gunfire while crossing from Israel into the Gaza Strip on Sunday after completing the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Palestinian medics said.
The medical workers said the pilgrims had been hit by Israel Defense Forces gunfire at the Erez crossing on the northern Gaza border. Witnesses said soldiers first fired into the air and then at the crowd of pilgrims......
Palestinian officials said about 700 pilgrims had crossed back into Gaza on Sunday, having returned from Saudi Arabia via Jordan.
Earlier this month, Israel agreed to let about 900 Gaza pilgrims travel through Israeli territory en route to Mecca......."
A point of clarification
This group of pilgrims has nothing to do with the much larger group (over 2,200) whom Egypt is refusing re-entry to Gaza via the Rafah crossing. The group fired on by the IOF went by way of Israel and Jordan, and their passage was arranged by the traitor Abbas.