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State of Palestine: Israeli air strikes damage agricultural area near Gaza City03:27

State of Palestine: Israeli air strikes damage agricultural area near Gaza City

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza City
July 6, 2020 at 12:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Agricultural land to the southeast of Gaza City was damaged on Sunday evening, after Israeli air strikes targeted the region.

"We came out after it got calm, and we were surprised to see that the target was our farm, the poultry farm and the cattle. They somehow believed that this land harbours resistance members, missiles or weaponry," said Mohsen Abu Namous, the owner of a farm damaged from the missile strike.

The day after the attack, Namous's farm appeared to be reduced to scrap metal and in total disrepair.

According to the Israeli Defense Forces Twitter page, airstrikes were carried out to attack "Hamas underground terror infrastructure in Gaza" in response to three rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel.

Tensions have been high between Israel and occupied Palestinian territories, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that the state of Israel plans to annex portions of the West Bank in the near future. The previously outlined date for annexation of July 1 failed to result in any decisive action.

State of Palestine: Israeli air strikes damage agricultural area near Gaza City03:27
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Agricultural land to the southeast of Gaza City was damaged on Sunday evening, after Israeli air strikes targeted the region.

"We came out after it got calm, and we were surprised to see that the target was our farm, the poultry farm and the cattle. They somehow believed that this land harbours resistance members, missiles or weaponry," said Mohsen Abu Namous, the owner of a farm damaged from the missile strike.

The day after the attack, Namous's farm appeared to be reduced to scrap metal and in total disrepair.

According to the Israeli Defense Forces Twitter page, airstrikes were carried out to attack "Hamas underground terror infrastructure in Gaza" in response to three rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel.

Tensions have been high between Israel and occupied Palestinian territories, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that the state of Israel plans to annex portions of the West Bank in the near future. The previously outlined date for annexation of July 1 failed to result in any decisive action.

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