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Israeli Occupation Military Targets Gaza Farmers With Gunfire

Occupied: Headlines From Palestine

GAZA, March 3, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday opened gunfire on Palestinian farmers as they were trying to access their borderline farmlands to the east of Gaza City, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said Israeli soldiers, stationed in military watchtowers along the border, opened fire at Palestinian farmers as they were attempting to reach their borderline farmlands, forcing them to leave. There were no reports of casualties.

The cross-border attack comes as part of a series of Israeli violations of a ceasefire deal that ended the 51-day 2014 summer aggression on the coastal enclave.

Israeli forces routinely open fire on Palestinian farmers and other civilians if they approach their lands adjacent to the borderline.

The Israeli military has in recent years enforced a buffer zone along the borderline with Gaza, extending between 500 meters and 1,500 meters into the 1967 line, effectively turning local farms into no-go zones.


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