Saturday, 25 July 2015

Israeli forces fire on Gaza farmers, no injuries


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Saturday morning opened fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces stationed in watchtowers near the Gaza-Israel border opened fire on Palestinian farmers who had arrived to tend their crops.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson did not have immediate information but said they were looking into the incident.

Farmers whose land lies within or close to an Israeli-enforced buffer zone along the border face near daily fire or threat of fire from Israeli forces, often preventing them from cultivating their crops, rights groups say.

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