IOF assaults six senior citizens during demolitions east of Yatta, raids Gaza

[ 29/03/2011 – 03:59 PM ]

 

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces used sticks and fired tear gas during clashes with senior citizens as they rushed in to demolish makeshift homes owned by the Al-Jabour family in the village of Um Neir east of Yatta.

The IOF rushed in Tuesday morning to tear down 12 tents and shacks used by locals when clashes erupted and the soldiers assaulted at least six men in their sixties, according to witnesses.

Palestinians have used the land near Yatta for farming and tending to livestock. Israeli occupation authorities wish to evacuate the local Palestinians and have mapped the area as a closed military zone and annexed it to three local Jewish settler towns east of Yatta.

Separately, locals said Tuesday that Israeli bulldozers have infiltrated the Gaza Strip near the Kosovim military site east of the town of Al-Qarara in Khan Younis province southern Gaza Strip.

They said they spotted four military bulldozers and three vehicles leave Kosovim east of Al-Qarara and head towards Palestinian territory where they began excavations.

The sources also saw random fire being shot at Palestinian homes from those vehicles without report of injury.

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