A convoy of eight army vehicles and bulldozers reportedly entered the coastal enclave 200 meters northeast of Ash-Shaja'yeh.
Onlookers said forces began a sweep of the area and fired machine guns and artillery shells near the eastern cemetery. No injuries were immediately reported.
An Israeli military spokesman told Ma'an there was no unusual activity in the area, nor were shots fired.
IOF troops bulldoze land in Gaza, detain Jerusalemites for planting olives
|[ 12/01/2010 - 06:46 PM ] |
GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) advanced east of Shujaia suburb in Gaza city afternoon Tuesday and bulldozed Palestinian plantations, local sources said.
They told the PIC reporter that the IOF troops escorted three military bulldozers, noting that the IOF soldiers fired three projectiles at cultivated lands east of Shujaia inflicting material damage.
Meanwhile, IOF soldiers detained three Jerusalemite farmers on Tuesday to the northwest of occupied Jerusalem while planting olive trees in their lands.
Local sources said that the soldiers arrested the farmers to terrorize their colleagues into refraining from tending to their lands in the same area.
The Israeli occupation authority had seized control of vast areas of the Beit Egza village in the area to build three settlements.
The village is only five kilometers away from the holy city and is inhabited by 2,000 citizens. It is surrounded by the racist, separation wall and no one is allowed to enter it except its inhabitants with IOF road barriers permanently set on its entrances.