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Israel opens floodgates near Gaza, destroys Palestinian crops

A view of flooded farmlands after Israel opened dam’s gates that led to flooding of agricultural lands in eastern Gaza Strip, near the Israeli border on 18 February 2021. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]
A view of flooded farmlands after Israel opened dam’s gates that led to flooding of agricultural lands in eastern Gaza Strip, near the Israeli border on 18 February 2021. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces today opened floodgates near the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip for the second day, flooding hundreds of dunums of Palestinian agricultural land.

Local sources said that the water devastated vast tracts of land in the eastern Gaza City while dozens of other cultivated lands were flooded near Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip.

The farmers incurred heavy losses as a result of the floods.

Israel regularly opens the floodgates on the Gaza fence in winter flooding Palestinian property.

READ: Israel tanks invade Gaza, open fire at farmers

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