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Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian shepherds in Gaza

Feb. 9, 2019 3:23 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 10, 2019 11:06 A.M.)

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire towards Palestinian shepherds in eastern Deir al-Balah in the central besieged Gaza Strip, on Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces deployed at military watchtowers opened fire targeting Palestinian shepherds.

No injuries were reported.

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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