At approximately 12:05 pm on Thursday 5 April 2012, five Israeli tanks accompanied by two armored bulldozers moved under heavy covering fire into agricultural areas east of Jabaliya (around the Islamic Martyrs Cemetry and the Talet Sa’ada and Abu Safiya land plots). The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) fired several artillery shells while operating in the agricultural areas. The firing frightened workers at the sewage treatment pools under construction east of Jabaliya as well as farmers tending their lands, and forced them to leave the area. Bulldozers leveled areas that have been frequently razed before. At approximately 7:30 pm on the same day, the IOF withdrew from the area. No casualties or injuries were reported.