|[ 01/12/2013 - 09:19 AM ]|
RAFAH, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shelled eastern areas of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, on Sunday morning and opened gunfire at farmers.
A field observer told Quds Press that IOF soldiers in Karm Abu Salem and Soufa military outposts fired a number of artillery and smoke bombs at farmland east of Rafah and opened machinegun fire at farmers.
He said that the shelling forced the farmers to abandon their cultivated land lots with no casualties reported.
He pointed out that Israeli reconnaissance planes were seen hovering over the area coupled with movement for army vehicles along the border fence.
Israeli army forces did not cease violations of the calm agreement signed with resistance factions in Gaza under Egyptian auspices in November last year killing 11 Palestinians in the process and wounding and arresting dozens others.