Thursday, November 24, 2011

Reporter: Israeli military vehicles cross into north Gaza

An Israeli tank patrols near the Erez border crossing, between Israel and
the Gaza Strip (MaanImages/Wissam Nassar, File)

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles crossed into the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, a Ma'an reporter said.

Sporadic fire was heard, but no injuries were reported, after a number of vehicles entered the Abu Samra area near northern Gaza town Beit Lahiya, he said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she had no record of the incident.


Limited IOF Incursion North of Beit Lahiya

At approximately 01:00 on Thursday 24 November 2011, about 15 Israeli tanks accompanied by armored bulldozers moved about 300 metres into Burat Abu Samra area north of Beit Lahiya, in North Gaza district with sporadic gun fire.  Bulldozers leveled lands that had been razed before. The IOF were still in the area as this news was being published at 13:00 on Thursday, 24 November 2011. No casualties or injuries were reported, but the gunfire scared farmers and they abandoned their farms.