Several Israeli bulldozers raided eastern Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday morning.
Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that three Israeli D9 military bulldozers and an excavator raided dozens of meters into Palestinian lands in eastern Rafah City, coming from the Sufa military base and heading towards Khan Younis,¬†raiding and leveling lands.
Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone,” which lies on both land and sea sides of Gaza, have long been a near-daily occurrence.
The Israeli army also regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds, and farmers along the border areas, if they approach the buffer zone, as the authorities have not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.
The practice has, in effect, destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sector of the blockaded coastal enclave, which has been under Israeli air, land, and sea blockade for 10 years.