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Gaza: Israeli shelling leaves Palestinian worker dead

05 April 2011 | Palestine News Network

One man was killed when tanks bombarded a group of Palestinian workers as they collected construction materials near the northern Gaza Strip’s border with Israel.

Palestinian medics announced that Mohamed Shalha, 21, was killed when tank shells landed near him. Shalha and another worker were injured earlier on Tuesday midday but medics were unable to reach them because of the Israeli shelling. The fate of the other injured worker remains unknown.

The Israeli army radio claimed instead that army tanks stationed at the northern borders were targeting a group of armed Palestinians firing homemade shells at Israeli areas near the borders.

Palestinian groups refuted the army’s claim and said attacked were workers collecting construction materials and not fighters.