Israeli Tanks Target Houses in Gaza

Israeli army tanks have opened fire on houses and farmlands in the northern sector of the Gaza Strip, according to a report.

A number of Israeli tanks commenced firing Monday afternoon while withdrawing from an area southeast of the town of Beit Hanoun, which they had entered in the morning, witnesses told Ma’an news agency.

The area where the gunfire was reported lies approximately 800 meters from the Green Line in the farming region of Abu Sufiyah, according to local Palestinian sources.

No injuries were reported, according to Muawiyah Hassanein, the director of ambulance and emergency services for the Ministry of Health in Gaza. Resident homes however sustained different levels of damage.

The Israeli army launched a massive military offensive, known as ‘Operation Cast Lead’ against the coastal Gaza Strip in December and January. More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed during the three-week offensive, which inflicted $ 1.6 billion damage on the Gaza economy.

(Press TV)

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