Monday, September 20, 2010

Daily Incursions into North Gaza District; IOF Expands Base East of Cemetery


Al Mezan

At approximately 8am on Monday 13 September 2010, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) started unusually active works in the vicinity of its military site on the separation fence northeast of the Gaza Strip. The military site is located east to the Islamic Martyrs Cemetery in Jabalia town. Eight Israeli tanks and armored bulldozers moved about 250 meters inside the Gaza Strip. Bulldozers leveled lands in that area and made sand mounds to cover the IOF activities there. At approximately 5pm on the same day, the IOF withdrew from the area. Similar activities were carried out in this area over the past seven days, starting on 14 September 2010.

According to Al Mezan's field investigations, the IOF incursions were expanded, reaching over 300 meters inside the same area. These incursions aimed at expanding the military site, which included erecting a large gate on the separation fence in the same military site. Israeli tanks and bulldozers were still working in the area when this piece of news was being drafted.