Palestinian refugees shot dead

Israeli occupation soldiers have killed a Palestinian doctor and teenager and wounded five other men and women in the southern Gaza Strip.

    The Rafah refugee camp is a town under constant attack

    Palestinian medical sources confirmed on Sunday that Samir Hijazi, a 38-year-old physician, and 18-year-old Abd Allah al-Rahawi died from wounds sustained when Israeli tanks stormed the Rafah refugee camp, firing volleys of shells and automatic gunfire.

    Hijazi was shot as he passed by a petrol station close to his home. Medics who evacuated him recognised him as being a local doctor, hospital officials said.

    Five others were also hurt in the assault, including two women.

    But Israeli forces said they had only fired on people they suspected were crawling towards a road patrolled by the army inside an "off-limits" area near occupied Gaza's border with Egypt.

    "The forces fired at them and identified three hits," a military source said.

    Hijazi's death brings the toll since the start of the al-Aqsa Intifada to 3555 Palestinians. Some 961 Israelis have died in the same period.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.