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IOF opens fire at civilians in Gaza, 3 wounded

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stationed north and east of Gaza Strip opened machinegun fire at Palestinian citizens at dawn Saturday wounding three of them including two workers who were collecting gravel, medical sources reported.

Adham Abu Salmiya, the coordinator of medical services in the Strip, told the PIC reporter that a 22-year-old youth was hit with a bullet in his right foot after the IOF soldiers opened machinegun fire at citizens’ homes east of Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza, at dawn Saturday.

Resistance elements affiliated with the Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the popular resistance committees, had confronted an IOF special unit in the same area overnight.

Meanwhile, Abu Salmiya said that two workers were injured in the vicinity of Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing on Saturday morning at the hands of the IOF troops.

He told the PIC that both were hospitalized with moderate wounds.

IOF gunfire wounded 90 Palestinian workers since March 2010 in a clear indication of systematic targeting of those workers.

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