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Occupation troops open fire at Gaza farmers, force them back

GAZA, Israeli occupation forces stationed on the border with the Gaza Strip today opened fire at Palestinian farmers working in their lands near the border, forcing them to leave the area, reported WAFA correspondent.

He said that the occupation soldiers, stationed at the military watchtowers overlooking the border area east of Gaza City, fired several rounds of live bullets and teargas at the farmers, forcing them to leave the area to avoid being shot.

No injuries were reported.

Israel does not allow Palestinians to reach their lands along the Gaza border with Israel and often infiltrate the borders to either destroy the land and level it or to build dirt mounds causing serious damage to fertile agricultural land.

The Israeli occupation army regularly open fire at people near the border fence with Gaza, including farmers attending to their land, in order to keep them as far from the border as possible.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency