Palestinian Medical sources reported Friday that Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border, opened fire at several Palestinians hunting birds with slingshots in a land located north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.One of the two wounded residents was shot in his arm while the second was shot in his leg, both were moved to a local hospital for treatment.

Israeli soldiers repeatedly target Palestinian residents and youths who work in areas close to the border fence separating between Gaza and Israel. Dozens of day laborers were injured in previous attacks carried out by the army; some were even killed by military fire.

Soldiers target any resident who approaches the border fence area despite the fact that dozens of families have lands in that area and need to access their lands to plant them.