Friday, November 29, 2013

Israeli forces fire at Palestinian farmers in southern Gaza

Published Friday 29/11/2013 (updated) 29/11/2013 23:31
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces early Friday fired at Palestinian farmers in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses told Ma'an.

Locals said that Israeli soldiers stationed near al-Qarara village shot at farmers east of Khan Younis refugee camp.

The soldiers were reportedly firing in the direction of Palestinian houses.

The farmers fled the scene immediately, witnesses said.

Israeli forces regularly shoot in the area, locals said, adding that Israeli bulldozers raze lands "on a daily basis."

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army did not return calls seeking comment.