Gaza City, 8 Ramadhan 1435/6 July 2014 (MINA) -The Palestine Ministry of Agriculture estimated the damage cost of the Israeli airstrikes on Israeli ex-settlements (now cultivated land) in southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis at $2.5 million.
The ministry Friday explained in a statement that the Israeli bombings destroyed greenhouses set up on land with 70 thousand square meters (70 dunums), 15 dunums of citrus crop, 10 dunums of grapes, 20 dunums of vegetables and 30 storehouses with farming equipment, Al-Ray Media Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The bombardment also led to the destruction of irrigation and electricity systems, agricultural equipment and ready-to-market crops, in addition to causing deep holes in the land.
Israeli occupation airstrikes early Thursday targeted agricultural land east and south of the city of Gaza, according to WAFA correspondent.
WAFA correspondent said that Israeli warplanes, in the early morning hours, bombed agricultural land located to south of the city of Gaza and in the town of Qarara, east of Khan Younis. No injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, Israeli F16 fighting jets targeted with a missile an agricultural land east of the city of Gaza, causing a deep hole in the ground at the site and damages to nearby Palestinian homes, spreading panic and fear among residents. No injuries were reported.
Israeli F16 and reconnaissance warplanes continue to hover in Gaza skies, while Israeli military vehicles intensified their presence at the Gaza borders with Israel.(T/P02/P04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)