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Israel bulldozes Gaza village
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:04:14 GMT
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An Israeli bulldozer
Accompanied by tanks, Israeli bulldozers have driven deep into the Gaza Strip before proceeding to flatten areas within a central town, say eyewitnesses.

The intrusion took place on Monday, when the vehicles advanced hundreds of meters into the agricultural town of Wadi as-Salqa, the Ma'an news agency reported.

They then began to rove around and raze what lay before them on the ground.

Israel conducted a self-proclaimed withdrawal from Gaza in 2005 -- the enclave it occupied along with other Palestinian territories in 1967.

However, Israeli forces have been carrying out regular deadly forays into the Gaza strip sliver ever since the so-called pullout.

Tel Aviv says the assaults are meant to respond to or prevent rocket attacks on Israel by Palestinian resistance fighters, although the home-made projectiles seldom leave any casualties or considerable damage to property.

The Israeli military also targets Gaza's civilians, including minors, who search the areas of former Israeli settlements for collectable debris.

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