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Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian farmers in southern Gaza

April 25, 2019 11:44 A.M. (Updated: April 25, 2019 3:36 P.M.)
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire targeting Palestinian farmers in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Thursday morning.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces deployed in military watchtowers at the Sufa military site in southeastern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian farmers working in their lands in the area.

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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