Israeli Army Opens Fire on Palestinians South of Gaza, West Bank Violations Continue

03 Oct
5:40 AM

Israeli forces, Thursday, opened fire on Palestinians homes and agricultural land east of Khan Younis, to the south of the Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.Israeli soldiers, stationed at military towers along Gaza borders, to the east of Khan Younis, opened fire at Palestinians homes and farmlands; no injuries were reported.

WAFA notes that the Israeli army fires on farmers and residents along the border areas almost on daily basis, in a constant breaching of the announced ceasefire agreement reached between the Israeli and Palestinian sides on august 26th under the Egyptian auspices.

See video ‘Farming Under Fire’ here.
and 07/07/14 report Farming Under Siege: Working the Land in Gaza

Violations in the West Bank continued on Thursday, as well, as several Palestinians suffocated during clashes which erupted between residents and Israeli forces at Joseph’s Tomb, near Balata refugee camp, to the east of Nablus.

According to witnesses, numerous buses carrying settlers, under Israeli army protection, stormed the site and performed religious rituals there, triggering clashes with Palestinian locals.

Soldiers fired concussion bombs and tear gas canisters at the crowd, causing several to suffer from excessive gas inhalation.

For extensive background info, see imemc.org/article/69156 and related links.

Furthermore, on Thursday, the Israeli army on served a local resident of Masafer Yatta, to the south of Hebron, with a notification ordering him to remove his residential shed within seven days.

Coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in southern Hebron, Rateb Jabour, said an Israeli army force raided the area, located on the outskirts of the town of Yatta, and gave Ismail Bader Makhamreh seven days to remove his residential shed, made out of tinplates.

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