The Israeli occupation forces on Thursday targeted agricultural lands to the east of Khan Younes district in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.
Heavily-armed Israeli occupation soldiers opened heavy machine gunfire towards agricultural lands, east of Abasan al-Kabira city, forcing farmers to flee for their safety.
Two million Palestinians live the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a punishing and crippling Israeli blockade for 12 years and repeated onslaughts that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.
Gaza’s 2-million population remains under “remote control” occupation and a strict siege, which has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, plunged them into unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, and cut off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the wider world.
Gaza remains occupied territory, having no control over its borders, territorial waters or airspace. Meanwhile, Israel upholds very few of its responsibilities as the occupying power, failing to provide for the basic needs of Palestinian civilians living in the territory.
Every two in three Palestinians in Gaza is a refugee from lands occupied by Zionist militias in 1948. That occupation authorities forbid them from exercising their right to return as enshrined in international law because they are not Jews.