Thursday, November 7, 2013

Israeli military vehicles enter Gaza, 'fire at farmers'

Published today (updated) 07/11/2013 18:39

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A number of Israeli bulldozers and military vehicles entered the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning and fired shots at farmers, witnesses told Ma'an.

Locals said that eight Israeli vehicles crossed into Gaza near the town of Jabaliya and opened fire at farmers, who fled immediately as Israeli forces shot at them. No injuries were reported.

The Israeli bulldozers then began razing lands, witnesses said.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army said that vehicles conducted "routine activity" in northern Gaza "adjacent to the security fence" this morning, but said she was unfamiliar with reports of shots being fired.