Army Opens Fire Into Southern Gaza

24 Jan
7:31 AM

[Thursday Evening, January 23, 2014] A number of Israeli military vehicles, stationed across the border fence with Gaza, fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition into Palestinian agricultural lands and homes east of Abasan As-Sagheera town, southeast of the southern Gaza Strip district of Khan Younis.Eyewitnesses said several military vehicles, advanced towards the Sreij Gate, east of Abasan As-Sagheera, opening fire at random; no injuries were reported.

The soldiers also fired rounds of live ammunition into the Faraheen neighborhood and the Al-Qarara, east of Khan Younis; damage was reported but no injuries.

Israeli war jets and drones were seen flying over several areas in the besieged and impoverished coastal region.

Israeli soldiers repeatedly open fire into Palestinians areas, including farmlands and homes close to the border fence encircling the area. Dozens of casualties have been reported among the residents, including children, farmers, and workers.

Israeli restrictions imposed on Gaza deny the residents access to their own lands and property close to the border fence area.

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