Palestinian Youth Killed By Israeli Fire In Gaza

January 12, 2013 5:51 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0
12 Jan
5:51 AM

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by Israeli military fire, while another resident was wounded, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources said that the slain youth, Mohammad Al-Mamlouk, 19, was seriously injured by live ammunition and died of his wounds at the Kamal Odwan hospital, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported.

The other resident was moderately injured; he was admitted to surgery where the doctors extracted the bullet, and his health condition was described as moderate.

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border east of Jabalia, opened automatic fire at several Palestinian farmers working on the lands near the border fence, killing one and wounding another resident.

Part of the ceasefire agreement mediated by Egypt between the resistance in Gaza and Israel, the Israeli army was supposed to void the “buffer zone” along the border with Gaza.

By imposing this zone the army prevented hundreds of farmers from entering their farmlands located close to the border fence.

Four Palestinians have been killed in similar attacks that took place after the ceasefire agreement was reached, and dozens have been wounded.

The cease fire ended an 8-day war in November of last year during which Israeli missiles and shells killed 191 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, while at least 1492 Palestinians have been injured, dozens seriously.

The Information Center of the Palestinian Ministry of Health Information reported that 48 children, including 16 under the age of five, have been killed by Israeli missiles and shells, in addition to 12 women and 20 elderly.

The Center added that 1492 Palestinians, including 533 children (195 under the age of 5), 254 women and 103 elderly have been injured by Israeli fire and shells. Furthermore, at least five Palestinians have been killed after the ceasefire agreement was reached, and 54 have been injured.

As part of the ceasefire agreement that ended the Israeli war on Gaza in November 2012, Palestinian fishermen were allowed to fish within 6 nautical miles off the Gaza coast. But the Israeli Navy continued to attack Palestinian fishermen leading to dozens of injuries.

Under the Oslo peace deal signed with Israel in the mid-nineties, Palestinian fishermen are supposed to be allowed to fish in 20 nautical miles off the Gaza coast.

After the second Intifada started in late September 2000 Israel prevented the fishermen from fishing, and then reduced their allotted area to only 3 nautical miles.

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