Israel bombs sites in Gaza, arrests 11 Palestinians in Ramallah – The Syria Times

Israeli warplanes on Wednesday morning bombed several sites across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to WAFA.

The agency reported that the Israeli fighter jets bombed a site to the southwest of the Gaza city, and another in the city of Rafah in the southern coastal enclave.

Meanwhile, Israeli artillery opened fire on agricultural lands close to al-Bureij refugee camp and to the east of Rafah city.

Two million Palestinians live the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a punishing and crippling Israeli blockade for 12 years and repeated onslaughts that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.

Gaza’s 2-million population remains under “remote control” occupation and a strict siege, which has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, plunged them into unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, and cut off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the wider world.

In another development,  Israeli settlers fenced off large swaths of Palestinian-owned grazing land in the northern Jordan Valley, according to local sources.

Aref Daraghmeh, an activist, told WAFA that a group of settlers had been fencing off large tracts of pastures in al-Mzuqah and al-Suwaidya areas since last week and up until yesterday.

Thousands of dunams of these pastures have been fenced off since the beginning of this year, with most of the area inaccessible to Palestinians as a result of being declared as “state land” and “natural reserves”.

Israel bombs sites in Gaza, arrests 11 Palestinians in Ramallah

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