[DEBATE] : Teen crushed by Israeli bulldozer in Gaza
Riaz K. Tayob
riazt at iafrica.com
Fri Sep 21 09:47:16 BST 2007
Teen crushed by Israeli bulldozer in Gaza
AFP - Thursday, September 20 01:13 pm
GAZA CITY (AFP) - A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed on Thursday
after being run over by an Israeli army bulldozer during a military
incursion in the Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.
Mahmud Kayed was run over by the bulldozer when it lurched towards a
group of youths throwing rocks at the vehicle during the army incursion
in the Al-Bureij refugee camp, they said.
Four Palestinians, including two militants from the Hamas movement that
has ruled Gaza for three months, were wounded by Israeli gunfire during
the operation, medics said.
The two militants, one of whom was seriously wounded, were injured by
helicopter fire, medics said.
Israeli bulldozers were ripping up farmland in the area, while soldiers
were going house to house searching for militants and weapons, they said.
No comment from the Israeli army was immediately available.
The death brings to 5,866 the number of people killed since the start of
the second Palestinian uprising in in September 2000, the vast majority
of them Palestinians, according to an AFP tally.
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