Friday January 18, Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians have been injured by Israeli military fire as they worked in their lands, close to the border in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.Medical sources reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed across the eastern border of Beit Lahia, fired several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in the area wounding two.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, stated that one farmer suffered a moderate injury after being shot in the leg, while another farmer was mildly injured after a live round scraped his head.

The attack comes only four days after Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian farmer in the same area; the farmer, Mustafa Abu Jarad, 21, was shot by a live round in the head.

Israeli soldiers repeatedly target Palestinian farmers and workers in Palestinian lands close to the border fence as the soldiers try to keep the Palestinians away from the fence area; dozens of casualties have been reported, especially since Israel imposed the siege on Gaza in June of 2006.