KHAN YOUNIS, June 11, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers stationed along the borders with the Gaza Strip Monday fired heavy artillery at Palestinian houses and farms east of Khan Younis, according to local sources. No injuries were reported.
Witnesses said Israeli soldiers opened fire at agricultural land and residences in Abasan and al-Khirba, towns east of Khan Younis, forcing the farmers to flee the scene.
Areas east of Khan Younis particularly those close to the borders with Israel are regularly targeted by the Israeli army. Previous attacks resulted in the death and injury of several Palestinians, and prevented farmers from reaching their land near the borders.