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Israeli gunfire "critically" wounds Gaza man
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_Israel99(1).jpgAn Israeli soldier shot and injured a man in central Gaza on Monday, three days after occupation forces shot dead another man in the besieged strip, local media reported.
Palestinian state news agency Wafa cited medical officials who said the man in his thirties was in critical condition after being shot in the chest near the village of Deir al-Balah.
Ma'an news agency reported that occupation forces fired indiscriminately at a group of men in the area following an explosion along the border fence as an army vehicle passed.
No further details of the attack were provided.
The shooting comes after occupation forces on Friday shot dead a 20-year-old man and injured second person in northern Gaza who were protesting Israel's imposition of a "buffer zone" around the enclave.
A week before that, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a group of protesters in northern Gaza demonstrating against the destruction of their farmland, injuring two of them.
Four Palestinian homes demolished in Jersualem
Meanwhile, occupation authorities on Monday demolished four Palestinian homes in annexed east Jerusalem that had been built without construction permits, police and residents said.
A total of 20 people lived in the four buildings, two of them located in the Issawiya neighborhood and two in Beit Hanina, occupants told AFP.
They had been served demolition orders because they did not have the necessary construction permits, police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.
In 2013, Israel destroyed 99 buildings in annexed east Jerusalem, leaving 298 people homeless, according to United Nations humanitarian affairs agency OCHA.
Palestinians and human rights groups in the city say Israel rarely grants the permits, forcing residents to build homes without them.
Israel defines the whole of Jerusalem as its "eternal and indivisible" capital.

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