Israeli forces target Palestinian farmland in Gaza

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

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.

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.

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)

Amalia H. Mercado