Palestinian residents in the buffer zone along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip suffer the loss of their homes and source of income in every Israeli escalation.
Palestinian farmer Mohamed Qudih, 60, and his wife Sabiha, 59, lost their house, which was destroyed by the Israeli occupation during the ground invasion in the Khan Younis village of Khuza'a. They also lost their farm, which included around 50 olive and date trees and okra crops.
"I was surprised when I saw the rubble of my house," Qudih told local Palestinian news agency Quds Net. "I was also surprised to see around 50 olives trees and date palms were uprooted and the okra crop was crushed."
Qudih's farm is 800-metres away from the Gaza-Israeli border. "We suffer so much as the Israeli occupation always razes the farms adjacent and near its borders," he said.
He added: "We are always in danger while working or staying in our farms as the Israeli border troops in the military towers always fire live bullets and tanks and bulldozers move on the ground when they feel anything approaching the borders." more