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Israeli forces infiltrate Gaza’s border, raze farmlands

GAZA, Wednesday, December 09, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today infiltrated Gaza’s border, southeast of Gaza city, and razed farmlands, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli military tanks and bulldozers advanced several dozens of meters of to the east of Juhor Ad-Dik area, southeast of Gaza city, and proceeded to raze borderline farmlands and set up earth mounds as they intermittently opened fire.

Fourteen years following the Israeli “disengagement” from Gaza, Israel has not actually disengaged from Gaza; it still maintains control of its land borders, access to the sea and airspace.

Two million Palestinians live the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a punishing and crippling Israeli blockade for 12 years and repeated onslaughts that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.

Gaza’s 2-million population remains under “remote control” occupation and a strict siege, which has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, plunged them into unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, and cut off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the wider world.

Gaza remains occupied territory, having no control over its borders, territorial waters or airspace. Meanwhile, Israel upholds very few of its responsibilities as the occupying power, failing to provide for the basic needs of Palestinian civilians living in the territory.

Every two in three Palestinians in Gaza is a refugee from lands inside what is now Israel. That government forbids them from exercising their right to return as enshrined in international law because they are not Jews.

K.T./ K.F.

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