Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Palestinian Farmers In Southern Gaza

09 May
10:01 AM

Israeli Soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fired earlier on Monday on a number of Palestinian farmers, in their own agricultural lands, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, east of Khuza’a, fired dozens of live rounds towards the farmers, forcing them to leave their lands; no injuries were reported.

The soldiers conduct daily attacks and violations against the Palestinians in the besieged coastal region, especially in border areas in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, preventing the Palestinian from entering their lands.

The attacks also target Palestinian fishers, and their boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in direct violation of every ceasefire agreement.

On Thursday evening, May 5, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian woman, 55, and injured a young man, after firing many shells into the al-Fakhari area, east of Khan Younis.

On Saturday, the Hamas movement in Gaza sent indirect messages, through four mediating parties, urging calm to avoid a new war, while the Israeli army withdrew from areas it invaded near the border, after its engineering corps searched for siege-busting tunnels.

Israeli military sources said the army will resume its activities whenever needed, and that the it does not intend to be fully cease its operations in the “buffer zone,” an area of around 300 meters on the Gaza side of the border fence.

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