Palestinian farmers stated, Thursday evening, that Israeli soldiers stationed near the border in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired rounds of live ammunition at them, their lands and homes. No injuries were reported.The farmers said that soldiers, based near the Kerem Shalom crossing, opened fire at them and their homes in the al-Duhniyya and al-Shouka areas, an issue that pushed several families to leave their homes seeking shelter elsewhere.

Border areas in the Gaza Strip witness frequent attacks by the Israeli army. Over the past two days, the army bulldozed farmlands and expanded some military posts in the area.