Israeli forces target Palestinian farmland in Gaza
Israeli forces targeted agricultural lands in the besieged central and southern Gaza Strip overnight Thursday, the official Palestinian WAFA news agency reported.
Eyewitnesses told WAFA that heavily armed Israeli soldiers opened fire towards border farmland in the town of Abasan al-Kabira – east of Khan Younes – and in the town of Deir al-Balah, causing panic among the residents.
The stark and entirely artificial landscape difference between Gaza (very densely populated urban ghetto) and the surrounding settlements (sparsely populated agricultural land) is very telling. Israel has in fact bulldozed tracts of citrus groves in the “buffer zone” between the two. pic.twitter.com/3Bg5pO4gsm
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No casualties were reported.
Gaza, with a population of 2 million, has been under a tight Israeli siege since 2006, when the Palestinian group Hamas won democratic parliamentary elections in occupied Palestine.
War on nature: how Zionist colonialism destroyed the environment in Palestine https://t.co/I6KAzwoedy
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Since then, Israel has carried out numerous bombing campaigns and several major wars, which have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.
(WAFA, PC, social media)