IOF soldiers shoot & wound six Palestinian citizens
|Saturday, April 24,2010 13:51|
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired live bullets at Palestinian citizens taking part in a protest demonstration east of Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on Saturday and wounded six of them.
Dr. Muawiya Hassanein, the director of ambulance and emergency in the health ministry, told the PIC that the six citizens suffered various wounds including one in serious condition after he was hit in the chest.
He noted that the IOF soldiers opened fire at the protest march against the buffer zone imposed along the Gaza borders with Palestine occupied in 1948, adding that most of the casualties were hit in their lower areas.
Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that IOF troops stationed in military watchtowers opened machineguns at the citizens east of Maghazi.
Gazans have been organizing similar protest marches over the past week against the buffer zone.