international solidarity activists working in Khuza’a, a small village outside of Khan Younis located near the Israeli border. At 10:30 AM, the farmers arrived and began to plough approximately 100 meters from the separation fence while internationals lined up in between the border and the farmers. They were quickly met by an Israeli military jeep and transport vehicle. An Israeli soldier issued a warning in Arabic to leave the area and then fired two rounds into the air. The farmers and internationals remained calm and continued their work and the Israeli soldiers left the area.
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April 13, 2013 12:45 PMBy Nidal al-Mughrabi
|Palestinian walk across his land that he planted with tress and surrounded with traditional stone-built walls in the village of Ein Yabrud, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on June 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI|
|GAZA: Palestinian farmers in Gaza began destroying three tonnes of herbs on Saturday, saying a prolonged closure of the crossing into Israel meant the plants were no longer fit for export to Europe.|
Palestinian farming organisations and campaigners in more than 40 European cities held demonstrations Tuesday calling for governments and supermarkets to end trade with Israeli agricultural export companies over their role in the destruction of Palestinian agriculture.
Six army vehicles entered east of Khan Younis, near al-Rawaydeh and al-Amour neighborhoods, and soldiers in watchtowers along the border opened fire, witnesses told Ma'an.
No injuries were reported.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said forces conducted "routine security activity" in the area.
12th December 2012 | International Solidarity Movement, Khuza’a, Besieged Gaza.
Gaza- Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at unarmed farmers and
In the ceasefire recently brokered by Egypt, the Israeli government promised to "open the crossings and facilitate the movement of people and the transfer of goods, and … refrain from targeting residents in border areas." The major question now is, will Israel live up to that commitment in the full letter and spirit of the words? We have a project that will put that to the test: Gaza's Ark; it aims to stock a locally built boat with locally made Palestinian goods and sail them out of the Gaza harbour for export!
Like many others, we will be closely monitoring what the ceasefire means over time for freedom of movement for Palestinians in Gaza, including the ability of fishermen to fish in their full territorial waters, farmers to access their land and businesses to export. It's important to remember that to achieve a lasting, just peace, the blockade of Gaza must end, completely and permanently, so that Palestinians can rebuild the vibrant export economy they once enjoyed. This is what Gaza's Ark hopes to help achieve.