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Israeli bulldozers level land in northern Gaza Strip

Oct. 10, 2017 1:13 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 11, 2017 3:31 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several Israeli military bulldozers entered the northeastern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning where they leveled lands inside the border fence.

Witnesses told Ma’an that four Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters inside the border fence in eastern Jabaliya, located in northern Gaza, coming from a military site in the area.

The bulldozers razed and leveled lands in the area as Israeli drones hovered overhead.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into 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, which has been under an Israeli air, land, and sea blockade for 10 years.

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