One Palestinian resident was wounded by Israeli military fire, on Wednesday morning, as he was working at one of the evacuated settlements in the Gaza Strip, local sources reported.Palestinian medical sources confirmed that Mohammad Yosef Ma’roof, 23 years old, was wounded in the foot after the Israeli army opened fire at him when he was collecting materials in the former Mekhlat Dogeet settlement near Beit Lahia in the northern part of the coastal region.

Several families in the Gaza Strip get most of their income by collecting metal and other materials form destroyed structures in former settlements and from bombarded buildings.