The Israeli military opened fire at Palestinian and international protesters who gathered near the borders of Beit Hanoun town, in northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.Protesters used shuffles to fill up a trench the Israeli military dug to cut off local farmers from their land adjacent to the borders to create a buffer zone.

As soon as the work started Israeli soldiers stationed at the borders opened fire at the unarmed civilians. Protesters were forced to move back temporarily, and started over, however troops opened live fire again at the protesters and the organizers agreed to call the action off.

After the work was stopped, Saber Al Zaaneen, from the Local Imitative – Beit Hannon, the organizers of today’s event, said that the such activities will continue to counter the buffer zone the Israeli military is trying to make along the borders with Gaza and its devastating effects on the local farmers.