Monday, August 17, 2009

Israeli forces destroy agricultural land in southern Gaza Strip's Khan Younis while opening fire

16.08.09 - 12:37

Gaza / PNN – The Israeli military occupying the border regions of the Gaza Strip incurred this morning into the outskirts of Khan Younis.

Official Palestinian sources and eyewitnesses report that the southern Gaza Strip city was hit early Sunday.

A number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded eastern Khan Younis and began razing agricultural land amid sporadic shooting.

The Nasser Salah Addin Brigades, the armed resistance wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, issued a statement saying that it responded by detonating an explosive device and throwing a hand grenade toward the Israeli forces.

The Brigades wrote, “This operation comes in response to continued Israeli incursions in the region...”

Israeli forces have incurred nearly daily into the narrow strip of land since the 23 days of major attacks in late December and January that killed approximately 1,400 Palestinians.