Israeli Bulldozers Invade Parts of Northern Gaza, Troops Open Fire in the South, Navy Injures One Offshore

21 Apr
7:24 PM

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Tuesday, parts of the northern and southern besieged Gaza Strip local sources reported.

Local witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including bulldozers, advanced tens of meters deep into the Jabalia refugee camp, north of the coastal enclave.

Witnesses added that the bulldozers embarked on levelling Palestinian-owned farm lands, just near the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

Concurrently, Israeli forces in south of the territory, opened fire and fired tear-gas canisters towards local farmers near the border fence with Israel in Qarara and Khuza’a towns.

Witnesses said that the farmers were forced to leave their workplaces immediately, with no causalities reported.

Frequently, Israeli troops, stationed on the Israeli side of the northern and eastern border lines with Gaza, carry out small-scale invasions in Palestinian-owned farm lands. In some cases, Palestinian farmers have been shot and wounded by Israeli army fire.

Israel enforces a so-called ‘buffer zone’, along the eastern and northern border areas of the isolated Gaza Strip, blocking entry of local Palestinians within 300-meters.

Also, on Tuesday, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported that a fisherman was injured when an Israeli navy ship opened fire at him while sailing off the Gaza shore.

The fisherman, 25, said he was sailing within the permitted three nautical miles off shore, when Israeli navy ships fired rubber-coated steel bullets, hitting him in the head, as well as damaging his boat.

Image: Palestine News Network

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