Israeli bulldozers have demolished several Palestinian homes and destroyed farmlands in the northern sector of the Gaza Strip after Israeli tanks opened fire on them.
In the early hours of Tuesday, a number of Israeli army bulldozers uprooted trees and then leveled several homes after tanks opened fire on the periphery of the Beit Hanoun (Eretz) crossing and near the northern border of the Gaza strip, the International Middle East Media Center reported on Wednesday.
Witnesses added that Israeli army helicopters provided the tanks and bulldozers with air support.
The Israeli army launched a massive military offensive, known as ‘Operation Cast Lead’ against the coastal Gaza Strip in December and January of this past year. More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed, mostly civilians, during the three-week offensive, which inflicted $ 1.6 billion damage on the Gaza economy.