Israeli forces Thursday overnight targeted agricultural land in the central and southern besieged Gaza Strip, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Eyewitnesses told WAFA that heavily-armed Israeli soldiers opened fire towards borderline agricultural land in Abasan al-Kabira city -east of Khan Younes – and in Deir al-Balah city, spreading panic among residents.
The stark & wholly artificial difference in landscape between Gaza (very densely populated urban ghetto) & the surrounding settlements (sparely populated agricultural land) is very telling. Israel actually bulldozed swaths of citrus groves in the “buffer zone” between the two. pic.twitter.com/3Bg5pO4gsm
— Louis Allday (@Louis_Allday) May 28, 2021
No casualties were reported.
Gaza, with a population of 2 million, has been under a hermetic Israeli siege since 2006, when the Palestinian group Hamas won the democratic legislative elections in occupied Palestine.
War on nature: How Zionist colonialism has destroyed the environment in Palestine https://t.co/I6KAzwoedy
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) February 26, 2019
Since then, Israel has carried out numerous bombing campaigns and several major wars, that resulted in the death of thousands of people.
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)