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Israeli forces level lands inside southern Gaza

June 12, 2017 11:00 A.M. (Updated: June 12, 2017 2:06 P.M.)
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles stormed the Palestinian side of the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday morning, according to eyewitnesses.

Witnesses told Ma'an that they saw six bulldozers leveling lands under Israeli military protection near the border fence, east of the village of al-Qarara in southeastern Gaza. No gunfire was reported.

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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