GAZA, Saturday, January 18, 2020 (WAFA) - For the third time in one week, Israel opened today dams collecting rain water towards lands east of Gaza City, flooding hundreds of dunums of agricultural land, said witnesses.
WAFA correspondent reported, quoting witnesses, that Israel has intentionally opened the dams and drained the collected rainwater toward the Gaza Strip flooding and damaging hundreds of dunums of land planted with wheat, barley, peas, cabbage, and cauliflower. Losses to farmers were estimated in the thousands of dollars.
Last week, large tracts of agricultural land in the Gaza Strip were also flooded when Israeli authorities twice released the collected rainwater toward the coastal enclave.
Israeli drones were also seen spraying farmlands with poisonous pesticides, damaging large amounts of crops as a result.