Several Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands east of Rafah city, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed several sections while firing live rounds.
Eyewitnesses said the military vehicles came from one of the perimeter fence’s gates, east of Rafah, and advanced dozens of meters into the Palestinian agricultural lands while firing live rounds and smoke bombs.
They added that the military bulldozers uprooted lands and installed sand hills near the fence before withdrawing.
Palestinian farmers had to leave their lands when they saw the military vehicles invading them to avoid being targeted by the soldiers.
The attacks are part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermen, farmers, shepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.
In March of last year, 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.
(Source / 17.05.2022)