lunes, 21 de enero de 2013

Bulldozed farmland in Khuza´a

Farmland inside the so-called "Buffer Zone" in Khuza´a that was bulldozed during the nights of 15th to 17th of January 2013. This area was recently planted by Palestinian farmers with the support of international activists, that accompanied them to monitor any attack from the Israeli Army. The bulldozing operation was carried with the support of tanks and Apache helicopters. The marks left on the land by the treads of the bulldozers can be clearly seen on the foreground.

A farmer from Khuza´a pointing at his land, that was bulldozed by the Israeli Army last week. During those days, the army made incursions on Palestinian land along the Gaza Strip with tanks, bulldozers and infantry units; with heavy shooting reported in areas such as Rafah, Khan Yunis and Beit Lahiya. This incursions are considered a clear violation of the recent ceasefire agreement by Palestinian officials. Since the truce was brokered on 21st of November, four Palestinians have been killed, and dozens have been injuried by Israeli gunfire.

Razed farmland in the "Buffer Zone" in Khuza´a. An Israeli automated gun-tower can be seen in the background. An Israeli soldier stationed at the other side of the border made two warning shots on the ground a few moments after this photo was taken.

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