Thursday, June 14, 2012

Israeli machine gun fire burns down farmland in Khan Yonis

GAZA, (PIC)-- A devastating fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in a large tract of agricultural land east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip after it came under heavy machine gun fire from Israeli military posts and infiltrating troops.
Safa news agency reported that the fire devastated all crops in many farmlands without any reported injuries among Palestinian farmers.
The Israeli military towers on the borderline also opened fire at Qarara town northeast of Khan Younis causing panic among citizens, but no casualties were reported.
This was not the first time the IOF torched Palestinian farmlands in Gaza. Palestinian citizen Yousuf Shaheen is one of these farmers who have suffered great losses when his wheat field was burnt by Israeli gunfire for 15 times.
"Before they level any land, they open fire intensely without prior warning, and if there were people in the area, they get killed or wounded," Shaheen said.