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Israeli military vehicles raze land in Gaza border area

Aug. 17, 2015 10:38 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 17, 2015 3:30 P.M.)
(AFP/File)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli military vehicles entered agricultural lands in a border area in southern Gaza on Monday, local residents said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that five Israeli excavators raided the al-Nahda neighborhood near Rafah and leveled Palestinian land.

Israeli reconnaissance planes flew overhead during the operation, with Israeli military tanks positioned on the border between Gaza and Israel.

Israeli forces frequently shoot at farmers and other civilians inside the Gaza Strip if they approach large swathes of land near the border that the Israeli military has deemed off-limits to Palestinians.

The "security buffer zone" extends between 500 meters and 1500 meters into the Strip, effectively turning local farms into no-go zones.

According to UNOCHA, 17 percent of Gaza's total land area and 35 percent of its agricultural land were within the buffer zone as of 2010, directly affecting the lives and livelihoods of more than 100,000 Gazans.
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Joe Fattal / USA
I believe Netanyahu is waiting for the US Congress to either approve the Iranian deal or rejected. So by September If it is approve which it probably will, and even If rejected Obama can still veto and approve the deal, Netanyahu will enter the southern part of Gaza.
17/08/2015 16:46
Joe Fattal / USA
Cont...And build more settlements. If the man loses against the Iranian deal, he will enter Gaza for a quick victory. The man already insert foot in his mouth by saying if the deal is approve, there will be war. Of course he is not going to strike Iran, Gaza is closer.
17/08/2015 16:52
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