[QODLink]
Middle East
Gazan dies in Israeli shelling
One killed and two injured in Israeli tank shelling in the Gaza strip.
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2011 12:13 GMT

A Palestinian man has been killed and two others injured following an Israeli tank shelling in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources have said.

An Israeli military spokesman told the AFP news agency that he had no reports of any Israeli army shooting in the area.

However, he added that a mortar shell had been fired from the Gaza Strip on Friday, without causing casualties or damage.

Injured civilians

Medics said the injured civillians were sifting through rubble south of the Karni border crossing with Israel, looking for steel and other material to recycle.

Aged in their twenties, all three were taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza. Their identities were not immediately known.

Over the last few months, dozens of civilians have either been killed or injured by the Israeli army while collecting rubble near the border.

Israeli troops often patrol the area to prevent gunmen from infiltrating or planting explosives.

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
join our mailing list