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Israeli military breaches Gaza border, razes lands, and floods farmland with rainwater

Israeli military breaches Gaza border, razes lands, and floods farmland with rainwater
Israeli occupation forces infiltrating Gaza border and destroying land. (File photo)

GAZA, Thursday, February 18, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli military today breached Gaza’s borders east of Deir al-Balah city in the central Gaza Strip, and razed farmlands. At the same time, Israel flooded farmlands east of Gaza City after it emptied basins collecting rainwater, reported WAFA correspondent.

He said that four Israeli military bulldozers advanced several dozens of meters to the east of Wadi al-Salaqa town, south of Deir al-Balah, and leveled large tracts of farmland.

Israel often infiltrates Gaza borders and levels lands reaching some 300 meters inside the Gaza Strip while shooting at Palestinian farmers who attempt to reach their lands in what Israel has declared as a buffer zone.

Meanwhile, farmers east of al-Zaytoun and al-Shajayeh neighborhoods of Gaza City said the Israelis opened basins collecting rainwater flooding as a result over 500 dunums of their lands.

They said serious damage was caused to their crops after their lands were flooded.

Palestinians complained that Israel every year opens the basins during winter to empty them and allows the water to flood and destroy Palestinian land in the Gaza Strip.

K.F./M.K.

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