Israeli forces open fire at civilian homes in Khan Younis

KHAN YOUNIS, � Israeli forces Tuesday opened gunfire at Palestinian civilian homes and agricultural lands to the east of the city of Khan Younis, south to the Gaza Strip, WAFA correspondent said.

Stationed at military towers at the Gaza borderline, Israeli soldiers opened fire towards civilian homes and farmlands, causing extensive damages to a number of houses.

No casualties were reported, however.

Israeli forces regularly bomb the besieged coastal enclave using disproportionate force in violation of international law.

In July 2014, Israel carried out a deadly onslaught on the strip, claiming the lives of over 2,200 people, overwhelmingly civilians, injuring over 11,100 others and flattening whole neighborhoods, displacing about 475,000 Palestinians.

Israel has imposed a tightened blockade on Gaza since 2007 after Hamas took over power in the strip, denying about 1.8 million population their basic rights and as a result causing a decline in their standard of living, unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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