Israeli Forces carried out Thursday morning a limited incursion south of Rafah city to the south of Gaza Strip. Local sources said that four Israeli military bulldozers moved some 100 meters into southern Rafah city.
Witnesses said that four Israeli bulldozers coming from the al-Matbaq Gate entered 50 meters into eastern Rafah City, escorted by four military jeeps as drones flew overhead.
The bulldozers carried out razing operations in the border area under the protection of Israeli forces amid heavy flight of reconnaissance aircraft.
Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone” which lies on both land and sea sides of Gaza, have long been a near-daily occurrence.
Palestinians who work near the “buffer zone” between the Palestinian enclave and Israel often come under fire from military forces, as the Israeli military has not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.
The Israeli army regularly open fires on Palestinian fishermen and farmers along the border areas, despite a ceasefire agreement that ended the 2014 war.
The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sectors of the blockaded coastal enclave.
The incident came as part of Israeli nearly-daily violations of the ceasefire agreement reached in August, 2014 which ended Israel’s bloody aggression on Gaza.