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Israeli bulldozers raze lands in Gaza

Aug. 30, 2018 11:50 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 30, 2018 1:06 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several Israeli military vehicles raided the eastern borders of Gaza City in the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that six Israeli military vehicles entered dozens of meters into lands southeast of return camps in the al-Zaytoun neighborhood of the city and began to raze and level the lands as Israeli drones flew overhead.

No shootings were reported.

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 nearly 12 years.

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