Israeli army vehicles cross into Gaza, destroy farmland

Israeli army vehicles have crossed into the Gaza Strip and destroyed Palestinian farmland, witnesses in the besieged territory said.

Palestinians say several Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks crossed the border in the southern Gaza Strip, near Khan Yunis, on Tuesday and began bulldozing farmland.

“A number of tanks accompanying military bulldozers penetrated an area more than 100 meters into Palestinian farmland on the border, and began razing it,” witnesses told AFP news agency.

Two Israeli military vehicles were damaged after an explosive device blew up in the area. One local resident said he saw one of the bulldozers catch fire.

Israeli army has confirmed the blast, saying a concealed device caused the explosion. The army, however, did not say whether anyone was injured in the explosion.


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