[Monday October 21, 2013] A number of Israeli military vehicles invaded Palestinian farmlands east of Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza, and fired rounds of live ammunition.Eyewitnesses said that seven armored vehicles, including thee bulldozers, invaded the farmlands, while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition targeting farmlands and homes in the area.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers bulldozed and uprooted agricultural lands before withdrawing from the area.
WAFA added that the vehicles came from a military base across the border fence.
Israeli soldiers conduct frequent invasions into Palestinian areas close to the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, and prevent the farmers from entering their lands, especially those located close to the border.
In related news, Israeli soldiers handed the Wadi Fokkin village council, west of Bethlehem, a military order informing it that it should stop the construction in a public park in the area.
The order states that all constructions should stop immediately, and that the area in question is “under Israeli sovereignty”.
Wadi Fokkin has been subject to frequent attacks and violations, as Israel illegally confiscates Palestinian lands for settlement activities, while settlers frequently flooded Palestinian lands with wastewater.