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Israeli army targets farmers with teargas east of Khan Yunis

KHAN YUNIS, Saturday, August 13, 2022 (WAFA) – Palestinian farmers cultivating their lands adjacent to the perimeter fence east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, were attacked with teargas today by Israeli occupation forces, forcing them to leave their work areas for a safe haven, WAFA correspondent said.

He said Israeli soldiers stationed along the fence east of Abasan town fired tear gas canisters at the farmers while working in their lands, forcing them to leave the area. 

Israel does not allow landowners and shepherds to be in the open pastures and lands near the Israeli perimeter fence and tries to create a buffer zone at the expense of the Gaza lands.

Palestinian fishermen are also not allowed to go deeper than six nautical miles into the sea in the Gaza Strip, and even then fishermen are still attacked even if they stay within their marked zones.

The Gaza Strip has been under tight Israeli sea, land and air siege since 2007.

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