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Israel will confiscate 16% of Gaza's area to establish a buffer zone

March 29, 2024 at 11:43 am

A view of collapsed, heavily damaged buildings after an Israeli airstrike on Beit Lahia town of Gaza on November 21, 2023. [Abdulqader Sabbah – Anadolu Agency]

Israel is currently implementing a large-scale project in Gaza, which includes the establishment of a one-kilometre-wide security buffer zone near the border with Israel, Maan news agency reported.

The Israeli army is establishing a buffer zone that covers 16 per cent of Gaza’s area, and a passageway to regulate the movement of Palestinians towards the north, the West Bank-based agency added, citing satellite images.

Most of the buildings destroyed by the Israeli army are located within one kilometre of the buffer zone being established.

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