Palestinian sources have reported that a number of Israeli military vehicles advanced on Tuesday at dawn [July 9 2013] hundreds of meters into the Al-Qarara town, north east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources said that six armored military bulldozers, accompanied by several armored vehicles, advanced into the area, and uprooted Palestinian farmlands, especially lands close to the border fence; no clashes have been reported.

Despite the ceasefire agreement, mediated by Egypt in late December of last year, Israeli soldiers carried out hundreds of limited invasions into the coastal region, and continued their attacks against the residents, including fishermen and farmers.

In related news, several Israeli military vehicles invaded Barta’a Ash-Sharqiyya village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and violently broke into shops close to the Annexation Wall before kidnapping a shop owner.

Local sources have reported that the kidnapped Palestinians has been identified as Abdul-Wahab Hasan Kabaha, 45, a local shop owner. Soldiers also destroyed doors of several shops, and violently searched the stores.