On Saturday afternoon, Israeli soldiers stationed at a guard tower along the border wall between southern Gaza and Israel opened fire with machine guns toward Palestinian shepherds grazing their sheep east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported

According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the soldiers gave no warning but began firing live ammunition down into the field from their position in the military guard tower. This caused the shepherds to flee, scattering their sheep and creating chaos.

The incident took place east of the towns of Abasan al-Kabira and Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The shepherds were able to withdraw without reporting any injuries.

Local residents report that this kind of attack by Iraeli soldiers in the guard towers and nearby military base takes place on a nearly-daily basis, and that they are unable to cultivate their land or herd their sheep due to the constant threat of Israeli military attack.