Saturday, May 2, 2009

Israeli army launches fire on Gaza farmers

Gaza, May 2, 2009 (RAMATTAN) – Israeli army Saturday opened fire on Palestinian farmers near the borderline in southeast Gaza, there were no casualties were reported, Palestinian medics and witnesses said.

The Palestinian farmers were working in their fields in al-Faraheen area, east of Khan Younis city, when they came under fire from the Israeli army posts on the border.

According to Palestinian security sources, machine gun fire was also recorded on the border line in northeast Gaza Strip and the east of Jabaliya town.

Meanwhile, three Israeli bulldozers, backed by two tanks, rolled for a few hundred of meters into Beit Lahiya town, an agricultural community in northern Gaza Strip. Residents said the bulldozers leveled some groves and withdrew later on Saturday morning.