Israeli army infiltrates Gaza border and razes agricultural land

A Palestinian farmer walks through fields near the eastern Gaza border, (Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler, via Activestills.org)

The Israeli army infiltrated the Gaza border near the town of Khan Younes on Monday and razed agricultural land, the official Palestinian WAFA news agency reported.

The WAFA correspondent said the four Israeli military tanks and four bulldozers advanced several tens of meters east of the town of Khuza’a, razed a large tract of agricultural land and erected mounds of earth.

Fourteen years after Israel’s “disengagement” from Gaza, Israel has not really disengaged from Gaza; it still retains control of its land borders, access to the sea and to air space.

More than two million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a punitive and crippling Israeli blockade for 12 years and repeated assaults that have severely damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.

Gaza remains an occupied territory, with no control over its borders, territorial waters or airspace. Meanwhile, Israel is fulfilling very little of its responsibilities as an occupying power, failing to meet the basic needs of Palestinian civilians living in the territory.

(WAFA, PC, social media)

Amalia H. Mercado