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Israeli bulldozers level lands near northern Gaza border

July 26, 2017 12:10 P.M. (Updated: July 26, 2017 12:23 P.M.)
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers crossed the border into the besieged Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, where they leveled lands in the “buffer zone” of northern Gaza.

Witnesses told Ma’an that five military vehicles and bulldozers leveled lands in the outskirts of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, about 50 meters inside the border fence separating the coastal enclave from Israel.

They added that Israeli drones hovered over the area during the incursion. No gunfire was reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.

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 army also regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds, and farmers along the border areas if they approach the buffer zone, as the authorities have not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.

The practice has in effect 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 10 years.

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