JERUSALEM (Jun. 22)
Gunmen firing from a speeding car wounded a policeman and a construction worker outside a police hostel in Gaza on Monday.
The victims, both Israelis, were taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. They were not immediately identified nor was information given on the severity of their wounds.
Eyewitnesses said three occupants of the car opened fire in the direction of the hostel on the Gaza beach shortly before noon, when the policemen gathered outside for lunch.
A police officer reportedly returned the fire but apparently missed. The car sped away in the direction of the nearby Shati refugee camp.
A police motorcade came under fire several weeks ago near the scene of Monday’s attack, but did not suffer any casualties.
In an unrelated incident in the Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis, masked men shot to death a 50-year-old woman, apparently because she was suspected of collaborating with the Israeli authorities.