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Israeli military bulldozers stage incursion into Palestinian lands in Gaza

May 14, 2017 11:26 A.M. (Updated: May 14, 2017 9:28 P.M.)
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GAZA (Ma’an) -- Israeli military vehicles staged a limited incursion into Palestinian lands east of Deir Balah in the central besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday morning.

Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers set off from Israel's Kissufim military base and crossed some 50 meters past the border area and proceeded to level the lands, as military reconnaissance drones hovered overhead.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an 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.

Palestinians who work near the “buffer zone” often come under fire from Israeli military forces, 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.

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.
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