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Gaza farmers risk being shot
International volunteers act as human shields at harvest time in so-called buffer zone.
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2010 18:15 GMT

 

As a Libyan backed aid ship sails for the Gaza Strip, another group of international activists has been defying the blockade, but this time on the land.

Foreigners acting as human shields have been helping farmers in Gaza harvest their crops.

About 30 per cent of Gaza's arable land is on the border with Israel and the area has been declared a buffer zone by the Israeli military.

Palestinian farmers, thus, risk being shot for working their fields.

Nicole Johnston reports from Bani Salah.

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Al Jazeera
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