"Top Gazan Farmer" wounded by Israel attack May 17, 2012 Photo: Palestinian information Centre
A rude awakening this morning visiting our friend and contributor Refaat Alareer's twitter page, to hear the pain in his communication. Israel attacked Gaza while we were sleeping. And brought devastation on a group of Gazan farmers!
at least 5 injured by israel's random shelling East Gaza, Shijaia Neighbourhood. a father 8 and breadwinner of a huge family seriously hit
my sexagenarian relative was going to work when israel's shells hunted him down. his leg to be amputated.
two of the five injured people in most recent israel's aggression are my relatives. one in serious condition
my relative israel just shelled is the breadwinner of at at 20. israel just amputated his leg
the more people israel kills, the more support and US tax money it gets
i swear to God if all israel enemies disappear, israel will pay people be its enemy.
I am off to hospital to check on my relatives israel just randomly on purpose shelled them. will keep you updated.
just come back from hospital; doctors are struggling to save my cousin's leg. israel targeted him as he went to work
Several Gazans reporting the attack as random Israeli shelling.
Refaat Alareer's relative Abu Hesham, 55, taken to the Emergency Room at Al Shifa hospital, says he was struck by a random shell:
The Israeli army fired into the Gaza Strip on Thursday, injuring seven Palestinians in an incident that broke a relative lull in the coastal enclave, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.
Palestinian medics said two of the wounded were in a critical condition. Three of those hit were elderly farmers, a hospital source said, but the identity of the other four was not immediately clear.
The Israeli army said they shot at people who had approached the fence that separates Gaza from Israel in an area where Palestinian militants had previously planted bombs targeting their patrols.
"Initial investigation of the incident suggests that tank shells were fired against the terrorists," a military spokesman said.
Terrorists? Does this man in his sandals look like a terrorist to you??? No, he looks like what he is, a farmer.
Doctors and medical staff tend to Gazans wounded by Israeli attack, May 17, 2012. Photo: Palestinian information Centre
When will this madness end?