World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli troops stationed along the border of the southern Gaza Strip on Friday opened fire on Palestinian homes and farmland without causing injuries, eyewitnesses said.
Israeli troops sprayed Palestinian homes and farmland in eastern Khan Younis with heavy machinegun fire, witnesses added.
Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency that the heavy Israeli gunfire had not led to any casualties among residents.
The Gaza Strip has recently sustained more than a month of relentless Israeli attacks that have left 1962 Palestinians dead – the vast majority of them civilians – and more than 10,000 injured.
At least 67 Israelis – 64 soldiers and three civilians – have also been killed since Israel's onslaught on the embattled coastal enclave began on July 7.
A five-day, Egypt-brokered ceasefire went into effect on Thursday to give Palestinian and Israeli negotiators a chance to hammer out a permanent truce deal.
The two sides have held indirect talks in Egyptian capital Cairo, but no breakthroughs have been reported so far.Last Mod: 16 Ağustos 2014, 12:03