Gaza farmers risk being shot

International volunteers act as human shields at harvest time in so-called buffer zone.

     

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?