The Israeli army invaded areas on the Palestinian side of the northern Gaza-Israel border, and demolished a number of Palestinian-owned buildings on Thursday at midday.

Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded the area near the Erez Crossing, and demolished buildings in the vicinity.

The buildings had been long abandoned, their residents having already fled due to the frequent Israeli shelling of the area.

The Israeli army announced that troops leveled the buildings because they were allegedly being used by members of the Palestinian resistance to fire homemade shells at the crossing’s military position, and nearby Israeli towns.

In related news, the Popular Resistance Committees announced that they fired four homemade shells targeting the Israeli town of Sderot. Israeli sources reported that the four shells landed in open space, causing neither damage nor injuries.