Palestinian worker wounded when terrorists fired mortar shells towards the Nahal Oz depot that supplies fuel to the Gaza Strip.

(Communicated by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories)

Earlier today (4 June) Palestinian terrorists fired mortar shells towards the Nahal Oz fuel depot. During the shelling a Palestinian worker was critically wounded and rushed to hospital in Gaza city. Following the critical wounds the worker suffered, and a deterioration of his condition an urgent request was forwarded to the Israeli Coordination & Liaison Administration at the Erez crossing, to refer the wounded man for further treatment in Israel.

Colonel Nir Press, Head of Israel’s Coordination and Liaison Administration at the Erez Crossing, approved the evacuation to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon as per the request. "The attack earlier today caused the casualty of one Palestinian, and ultimately forced the early cessation of pumping of fuel and gas. The Hamas campaign against the Gaza Strip crossings primarily inflicts suffering on the people of the Gaza Strip," said Col. Press this evening.