She was shot by several bullets, one of which hit her in the chest.”
Ashraf al-Qudra, a health official in the Gaza Strip
According to the witnesses, the 42-year-old woman together with other Palestinian farmers were working on their lands, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them in the region on Wednesday.
“She was shot by several bullets, one of which hit her in the chest,” Ashraf al-Qudra, a health official, said.
“She is in critical condition,” al-Qudra added.
Israeli regime has set up a buffer zone along Gaza Strip, claiming the move was aimed at tightening the security at the separating fence.
Palestinians, however, say that the 300-meter wide no-go area took most of their farms.
Israel imposed an all-out land, aerial, and naval blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after the democratically-elected Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas took over the administration of the territory.
Rights organizations have criticized Israel for imposing a crippling blockade on the coastal enclave, saying that the measure is directly targeting ordinary Gazans.