Saturday, May 30, 2009

Announcement of farmers accompaniment action

Sunday, 31 May 2009 :Four international human rights workers from the ISM-Gaza Strip will be accompanying farmers from Khoza'a as they harvest crops next to the Green Line, for a second day
In the morning, human rights workers will join Palestinian farmers in Khoza'a village, located east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, to farm land about 400 meters from the 'Green Line'.
The farmers will continue their work despite recent threats from the Israeli occupation forces to shoot anyone who enters the 'buffer zone.'
Israeli forces opened fire on the workers on 25 May 2009 but they remained in the area and finished the work .

Several farmers have been shot by Israeli forces while farming their lands.