Palestinian boy injured by IDF fire taken for treatment in Israel
23 March 2011 , 20:24
Palestinian boy injured by IDF fire taken for treatment in Israel
The boy was injured during IDF retaliation to rocket fire from the northern Gaza Strip and will be given full medical treatment. Archive photo: IDF Spokesperson IDF Spokesperson
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The boy was injured during IDF retaliation to rocket fire from the northern Gaza Strip and will be given full medical treatment at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot


IDF Website

The IDF, the Civil Administration and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories coordinated the reception of a Palestinian child who was seriously injured in the IAF's retaliation attack in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday (Mar. 22) for full medical treatment at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

The eight-year-old boy was taken for treatment in Israel by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot's request to Palestinian officials.

On Tuesday, IDF forces responded to projectiles fired at Israeli territory  from the northern Gaza Strip. The attack took place in the afternoon when projectiles were fired toward the area of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. In response, IDF forces fired mortars to the point from which rockets were launched resulting in the injury of uninvolved civilians. Among them was the boy taken for medical treatment in Israel today.

The IDF regrets harming any uninvolved civilians but stresses that it is the Hamas terror organization which chooses to operate from the heart of civilian activity and uses people as a human shield. The event is currently being investigated.