GAZA, Dec 19 (Saba) -- A Palestinian shepherd was wounded on Sunday by Israeli gunfire in Beit Lahia, north of Gaza Strip, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) has reported.
The sources told KUNA that the Israeli forces shot the Palestinian in the leg when he was near the Israeli-Palestinian borders north of Gaza.
The mildely injured man was transferred to Kamal Adwan Hospital to receive medical care, they added.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupying forces, supported by three tanks and several bulldozers, conducted an incursion in the Southern eastern parts of Gaza, a local radio station reported.
The tanks and bulldozers moved hundreds of meters into the city of Hajer Al-Deek, south east of Gaza, while opening fire towards Palestinian homes and lands, it said.
Also today, Israel announced that the death toll of Mount Carmel bushfires has risen to 44, after a firefighter died due to injuries.
Israeli radio pointed out that the firefighter died due to the seriousness of his injuries when he was burned while fighting the Mount Camel blaze earlier in December.
The huge bushfire disaster was controlled, after damaging hundreds of lands and properties, by the help of firefighting planes and helicopters which were sent from a number of countries, the radio noted.
Tthere is an on-going investigation discussing the failure of the Israeli Fire Service Directorate to control the worst fire in the country's history.