Several Israeli military vehicles Wednesday morning raided eastern Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, according to witnesses.
Witnesses told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers entered ten meters into lands of the town of Beit Hanoun. The bulldozers levelled and razed lands near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel.
Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone,” which lies on both land and sea sides of Gaza, have long been a near-daily occurrence.
Israeli forces w/ bulldozers conduct incursion in Gaza Strip this morning nr. Beit Hanoun https://t.co/rViE6TKmPF
— Ben White (@benabyad) October 19, 2016
Palestinians who work near the unilaterally declared “buffer zone” between the Palestinian enclave and Israel often come under fire from military forces, as the Israeli military has not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.
The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural sector of the blockaded coastal enclave.