Israeli forces open fire at civilian homes in Khan Younis

Khan Younis (IINA) � The Israeli forces opened gunfire Tuesday at Palestinian civilian homes and agricultural lands in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported.

Israeli soldiers, stationed at military towers at the Gaza borderline, opened fire toward residential structures and farmlands, causing extensive damages to a number of houses. However, no casualties were reported among civilians.

Israeli army regularly bombs the besieged coastal enclave using disproportionate force in violation of international law. In July 2014, Israel carried out a military aggression on Gaza, which claimed the lives of over 2,200 people, mostly civilians, and injured more than 11,100 others as well as flattening many neighborhoods and displacing about 475,000 Palestinians.

Israel has imposed a tightened blockade on Gaza since 2007 after Hamas took over power in the Strip, denying about 1.8 million population their basic rights and as a result causing a decline in their standard of living, and unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty.

Source: International Islamic News Agency