Israeli forces shot and injured five Palestinians on Friday in the northern Gaza Strip, a health ministry spokesman said.
Ashraf al-Qidra said five Palestinians were hospitalized with moderate wounds after being shot near the border with Israel.
Medics told Ma'an a number of injured Palestinians were brought to the Kamal Udwan and al-Awdah hospitals.
An Israeli military spokesman said several Palestinians "approached the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.
Soldiers acted "according to the rules of engagement," the spokesman told Ma'an, declining to comment on whether or not live fire was used.
Israeli troops have shot at Gazans near the border at least 10 times since the end of an eight-day offensive last month. Some 30 people have been wounded in the incidents, Gaza officials said.
Over 170 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed in last month's offensive. Six Israelis, including two soldiers, were also killed during the war that Israel launched with the declared aim of curbing cross-border rocket fire.
Published yesterday (updated) 21/12/2012 19:45
Friday, December 21, 2012
5 injured by Israeli fire in Gaza
It makes no sense the Israeli firing into "Palestenian" soil. The soldiers are on a fenced border, once the attempt to cross the fence then there is a reason to shoot but not when the people are behind the fence, that is criminal. The news follow.
Right to Defend itself
Israel has always cried 'holocaust' tears to the world while singing the old tune of "Defending itself and its citizens". How do they do it? By banning or killing international journalists by bribing their supportive governments. Palestine is destroyed as a State so is Gaza. Meanwhile the "chronically suffering Israel" has developed to a point it does not need Uncle Sam anymore, see their infrastructure, see their military development up to nuclear programs... and they are the eternal "poor" in need. -- --