Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Israel Occupation Forces Open Fire at Farmers, Herders in Gaza

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Days of Palestine – Gaza

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened gunfire Sunday at Palestinian farmers and herders to the east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that the Palestinian farmers were forced to leave after Israeli soldiers fired several live bullets and gas bombs at areas near the Israel-Gaza fence to the east of Al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Yunis. No one was hurt in the attack.

Under a strict siege, the Israeli occupation army keeps attacking — sometimes injuring or killing — civilians, farmers and fishermen almost on a daily basis and whenever they near the Israeli perimeter fence to the east of the Strip.

The Israeli authorities have been enforcing a buffer zone within 300 meters of the border of Gaza, leaving large tracts of Palestinian-owned land unused. Farmers predominantly put their lives at risk when seeking to cultivate their own land, and dozens of farmers were even killed in recent years as they attempted to reach their property.