Israeli Bulldozers Enter Gaza Strip, Target Gaza Farmers and Fishermen

The Israeli forces overnight Tuesday opened heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian lands in eastern Deir al-Balah and fishing boats off Khan Younis shores.

Israeli military forces deployed in the Kissufim and Abu Safiya sites attacked Palestinian farmlands in eastern Deir al-Balah with barrages of machine gunfire.

The Israeli army further unleashed random spates of machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen sailing off Khan Younis shore.

Several Israeli military vehicles Wednesday morning raided eastern Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, according to witnesses.

Witnesses said that four Israeli bulldozers entered ten meters into lands of the town of Beit Hanoun.

The bulldozers leveled and razed lands near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel.

An Israeli army spokesperson said she would look into reports on the incident.

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.

Palestinians who work near the unilaterally declared “buffer zone” between the Palestinian enclave and Israel often come under fire from military forces, as the Israeli military has not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.

The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural sector of the blockaded coastal enclave.