This week, the Hamas military wing started to pave a new road along the Israeli military buffer zone along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip.
Farmers in the nearby areas said that they saw bulldozers owned by Al-Qassam Brigades had approached the buffer zone and started working.
“At first, a Palestinian bulldozers owned by the Palestinian housing ministry started working,” a farmer from the middle area of the Gaza city said.
He continued: “The Israeli monitoring tower opened fire at the bulldozer, pushing it to retreat. A few time later, a new bulldozer escorted with two Qassam 4×4 vehicles returned to the same area and started working.”
A senior Qassam source stated, “the construction of a new road along the buffer zone is underway.” The source said that the read will be 300 metres far from the borders and Qassam is planning to setup monitoring towers opposite to the Israeli towers.
Since the ceasefire announced on August 26 that ended a 51-day Israeli offensive, Al-Qassam has deployed its members along the borders to prevent any Palestinians firing rockets or carrying out any offensive against the Israeli side.
However, the Israeli occupation has been breaching the truce almost everyday as it opens fire at Palestinian farmers in the east of the Strip and fishermen off the Gaza coast.