A Palestinian child was shot and wounded by Israeli military fire in Gaza Strip, the Ma’an News Agency reported on Monday.Coordinator of medical services Adham Abu Salmiyya reported that the child, 16, was was shot in his leg while collecting scrap metal in the eastern part of Gaza.

Abu Salmiyya described the boy’s injury as moderate, and added that he was moved to a local hospital for treatment.

Children are often fired upon while collecting scrap metal to earn a living due to the deadly Israeli siege on the coastal region

The army prevents the Palestinians all border areas, thus preventing them access to their own lands, under the claim of ‘preventing fighters from infiltrating into Israel’.