Israeli Forces Raze Lands in Northern Gaza, Fire on Youth at Border

16 Jan
7:26 AM

Israeli bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters in, along the eastern borders of Beit Hanoun, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.

Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun town, and began to raze the lands.

Meanwhile, Israeli military towers opened fire towards Palestinians east of al-Qarara town in southern Gaza.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

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.

On Tuesday, the Israeli army opened fire at a group of Palestinian youth, for allegedly attempting to “infiltrate” the security fence along the Israeli-Gaza border.

According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the Israeli army opened fire at the youngsters, however, no injuries were reported from the shooting.

Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinians attempting to cross into Israel from the besieged Gaza Strip, which has suffered under a nearly 12-year-long military blockade by Israel.

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