Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Israeli forces open fire at Gaza farmers

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Israeli occupation forces opened fire on Saturday morning at Palestinian farmers in the central Gaza Strip, one day after wounding 15 farmers along the borders.

Sources said that the Israeli occupation forces, stationed along the border between Gaza and Israel, fired at Palestinian farmers working in their lands east of Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp in central Gaza. 

Meanwhile, in Beit Lahiya area of the northern coastal enclave, the Israeli occupation forces opened fire on agricultural lands. 

No injuries were reported in either incidents, but on Friday, the ministry of health in Gaza said that 15 Palestinians were admitted to hospitals after they were wounded by Israeli fire along the border.

Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone,” which lies on both land and sea sides of Gaza, have long been a near-daily occurrence.

The Israeli occupation forces also regularly abduct and open fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds and farmers along the border areas.

Rights groups said these aggressions had destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sector of the blockaded coastal enclave, which has been under an Israeli air, land and sea blockade for 11 years.