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Israeli bulldozers raze lands in northern Gaza

Sept. 26, 2018 11:13 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 26, 2018 1:04 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers entered into agricultural Palestinian lands east of the Jabaliya town in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, razing and leveling lands along the "buffer zone."

Witnesses told a Ma'an reporter said that four Israeli military bulldozers entered 50 meters into Gaza from a military post along the Israeli-imposed security fence and razed lands as Israeli drones flew over head.

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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