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Israeli forces open fire at Gaza farmers near border

Oct. 24, 2016 2:32 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 24, 2016 3:18 P.M.)
(File)
GAZA (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces on Monday opened fire at Palestinian farmers near the border between Israel and the besieged Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops stationed east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza opened fire at farmers in the area.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they would look into the reports.

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.

Palestinians who work near the “buffer zone” between the Palestinian enclave and Israel often come under fire from military forces, as the Israeli military has not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.

The Israeli army regularly open fires on Palestinian fishermen and farmers along the border areas, despite a ceasefire agreement that ended the 2014 war.

The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sectors of the blockaded coastal enclave.

Israeli forces also regularly detain Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Gaza working within the fishing zone, generally for alleged security reasons.
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