Israeli occupation forces targeted Palestinian agricultural lands, this time to the east of Khan Yunis city in the southern Gaza Strip On Monday morning, September 25, 2023.
This recurring pattern of aggression, which has been ongoing for an extended period, is causing significant disruption to the lives of Palestinian farmers in the region.
According to local sources, Israeli forces utilized live ammunition and fired tear gas canisters towards the agricultural lands located east of Khazaa town in Khan Yunis.
This act of aggression not only posed a direct threat to the livelihoods of Palestinian farmers but also forced them to abandon their lands for fear of being harmed.
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It’s important to note that these assaults on Palestinian agricultural lands are part of a broader context of ongoing Israeli policies that have severely impacted the Gaza Strip for years.
The blockade imposed by Israel since 2006 has led to dire humanitarian conditions for Gaza’s residents, affecting nearly every aspect of life, from access to basic necessities to economic opportunities.
Moreover, the blockade has consistently hindered the ability of Palestinian farmers to cultivate their lands freely and sustainably, perpetuating a cycle of hardship for the people of Gaza.