A Palestinian farmer was shot and injured by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya on Tuesday morning.

Palestinian medical sources in the town reported that Isma'el Ghubun, 27, was shot inhis knees and legs, and was transported to Kamal Adwan hospital for treatment.  His injuries were described as "critical", due to severe internal bleeding.


Eyewitnesses stated that Ghubun was
working on his land, adjacent to the northern Gazan-Israeli borders when
Israeli troops opened fire on him from a nearby military position, which overlooks
farm lands there.

Also on Tuesday morning, a group of Palestinian resistance fighters fired two
homemade projectiles at the Israeli town of Sderot.  A statement from the Al Quds Brigades of the Islamic
Jihad movement said that these attacks come in response to the ongoing Israeli military
attacks on the Palestinian people.

Late on Monday night, Israeli soldiers controlling the Beit Hanoun crossing,
which connects Gaza with Israel, detained
a Palestinian ambulance for over three hours. 
Israeli troops alleged that a plastic bag inside the vehicle contained explosives,
but after a controlled detonation, the bag the bag turned out to contain the clothes
of the patient.