Israeli forces fire on Gaza farmland

Israeli forces fired guns into Rafah city damaging Palestinian farmers crops.

Israeli forces fire on Gaza farmland
World Bulletin / News Desk
 Israeli army forces on Saturday opened fire on agricultural land in the southern Gaza Strip, eyewitnesses have said.

Israeli forces stationed on the border with blockaded coastal enclave fired their machineguns in the direction of the southern Rafah city, an eyewitness told The Anadolu Agency.

The gunfire has slightly damaged agricultural crops in the area, he said.

No casualties, however, were reported.

The Israeli army, for its part, has yet to comment on the reported incident.

Palestinians living near the border complain that the Israeli troops stationed along the border are frequently opening fire across the border into their areas.

On August 26, Israel and the Palestinian groups signed a cease-fire agreement that ended Israel's seven-week-long military onslaught on the coastal territory.

The onslaught left over 2,160 Palestinians dead and more than 11,000 injured – the vast majority of them civilians – in July and August.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ocak 2015, 14:24