Israeli soldiers wounded a Palestinian worker in northeast Gaza Strip Wednesday, medical sources said, Xinhua reported.
The 22-year-old worker was collecting scrap near the security fence separating Gaza and Israel when a gunshot hit him in the leg, said Adham Abu Selmia of the Interior Ministry's emergency services.
The Israeli army shoots at Palestinians near Gaza-Israel border regularly, especially since Israel declared a 300-meter-wide buffer zone along the border nearly two years ago.
Since February 2009, Israeli soldiers wounded 112 Palestinians while collecting scrap or digging for gravel in the no-go area and killed three civilians, according to Hamas authorities.
Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip have talked with factions and militant groups to maintain a fragile cease-fire that was reached after the end of a large-scale Israeli military operation against Gaza in January 2009.