Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Witnesses: Israel military vehicles enter Gaza

Israeli tanks patrol the border of northern Gaza. (MaanImages/Moti Milrod, File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles entered the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire in the area.

Forces accompanied bulldozers around 300 meters inside the border near Jabalia to raze lands in the area, witnesses told Ma'an. No casualties were reported.

An Israeli army spokesman said the incident was "routine activity."

Gunfire was also heard in the southern Gaza Strip early Tuesday, with locals saying Palestinian militants exchanged fire with an Israeli military post near the Kerem Shalom crossing.

The military spokesman said he was not familiar with the incident.


Al Mezan


Limited IOF Incursion East of Jabaliya

At approximately 8:05 am on Tuesday 10 January 2012, three Israeli tanks and three armored bulldozers moved about 300 meters into the eastern parts of Ash-Shuhadaa Islamic Cemetery east of Jabaliya, in North Gaza district.  Bulldozers leveled lands that had been razed before.  The Israeli tanks then moved to the north and opened heavy fire on the area.  Farmers were terrified and fled without completing their work.  The Israeli occupation forces were still in the area as this news was being published at 1:12 pm on 10 January 2012.