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Israeli bulldozers raze lands in northern Gaza

Oct. 10, 2018 11:15 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 2:20 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several Israeli bulldozers entered dozens of meters into eastern Jabaliya in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning.

A Ma'an reporter said that four Israeli military bulldozers raided dozens of meters into lands along the security border fence, near the return camps, razed and leveled lands as Israeli military drones flew overhead.

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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