On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded Palestinian farmlands and attacked farmers near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The invasion was carried out by eight military vehicles, including two Merkava tanks and four D9 armored bulldozers, and bulldozed Palestinian lands near the fence.

Photo By Muthana Najjar

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds at Palestinian farmers in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis.

They added that the farmers were working on their farmlands near the fence when the soldiers attacked them with live fire and several gas bombs.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the farmers to leave their lands, fearing further Israeli military escalation.

The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

In March of 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

Earlier Wednesday in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers abducted twenty-seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied territory.

Also, the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, after shooting him with a live round in his heart in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank.