Israeli troops attacked a group of Gaza farmers today along the heavily militarized border with the besieged strip, wounding eight, including two seriously. At least three of the wounded were said to be elderly farmers who own land along the border.
Israeli officials claimed that the farmers were “too close” to the border, and initially claimed that they were armed, though that portion of the claim did not appear in later statements. They said they assumed the farmers were laying explosives in a plot to “kidnap soldiers.”
The troops repeatedly shouted warnings at the farmers to stay off the land near the border, and then attacked them, initially with machine guns and then fired artillery at them as they fled “into a civilian population concentration,” apparently Beit Lahia.
Israeli military sources said they couldn’t confirm actually hitting any of the Palestinians with their attack, and termed them “demonstrators” after the claim of planting explosives was disproven.
6 thoughts on “Israeli Troops Attack Gaza Farmers, Wound Eight”
The only democracy in the middle east. Substitue the middle east with the word "my *ss"
Israeli barbarians, they are more and more reminiscent of the behaviour of the nazis in WW2.
Here we go again. The Gaza front has peaceful for too, so the IDF starts targeting the Palestinians in order to provoke a response so poor defenseless (apart from the 200+ nukes, chemical, biological weapons and the best arms the US can give) little Israel can shriek "see the want to kill us all".
The spoiled Zionist hell children that even the devil avoids. I side with the olive tree people every time !
Don't worry Israel, it will not be reported in the world press, you can carry on with your barbaric actions.
They weren't planting the 'seeds of peace'.
Israeli soldiers are specially trained to recognize when arabs are planting the 'seeds of peace' – as opposed to anything else they might be planting.
That they got themselves shot, is only proof that there were no 'seeds of peace' involved. Had there been bombs, they would all be dead.
How kind Israelis can be.
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