|[ 12/09/2011 - 08:46 AM ]|
BEIT LAHIA, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired tank shells at an area north of Beit Lahia to the north of Gaza Strip at dawn Monday in a new military escalation causing damage to cultivated land lots but no casualties.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that IOF tanks fired a number of shells at the open agricultural area, adding that the sound of explosion spread panic among the inhabitants.
A Palestinian security source had warned of Israeli military escalation against Gaza to foil any possible visit for Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the coastal enclave in the few coming days.
He said that Israeli intelligence apparatuses were busy studying means of blocking Erdogan's visit to Gaza.