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Israeli military vehicles raid northern Gaza, level lands

July 6, 2017 12:06 P.M. (Updated: July 6, 2017 3:40 P.M.)
(File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles raided the northern besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, leveling lands in the area.

Witnesses told Ma’an that seven army vehicles -- four bulldozers and three tanks -- coming from the Nahal Oz military base entered the border area of Gaza east of the Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaaiya as drones flew overhead.

Meanwhile, four Israeli military vehicles were also reported to have raided an area east of the town of Jabaliya, as Israeli forces opened fire in the area while the vehicles were leveling lands.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they were looking 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.

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.
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