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Israeli occupation forces seriously wound farmer in Gaza

February 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

A Palestinian farmer was seriously injured on Monday morning by live Israeli ammunition fired in Khan Younis which located in the east of the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said.

Spokesman, Ashraf al-Qedra, said that the 21 year old farmer, who is yet to be identified, has sustained serious injuries.

The farmer was wounded when Israeli occupation forces stationed on the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip shot live ammunition at him as he worked on his farm.

Activist, Salah abu-Salah, who lives in the area, told MEMO that Israeli forces have been trying to impose a de facto buffer zone of over 1,000m.

“Israeli forces always shoot arbitrarily at Palestinian farms and their bullets reach the farmers houses which are more than 1,000 metres from the border line,” Abu-Salah said. “They apparently have not committed to the terms of the truce reached last year.”