Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Israeli military vehicles enter border area in southern Gaza

Published Wednesday 15/01/2014 (updated) 16/01/2014 21:16

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Locals told Ma'an that four tanks and three bulldozers entered an area several hundred meters east of Khan Younis and leveled private Palestinian land.

Israeli forces fired smoke bombs in the area to provide cover for the vehicles while reconnaissance planes hovered in the sky, witnesses added.

An Israeli military spokesman did not return calls seeking comment.