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Israeli troops detain Gazan crossed border, raising month's arrests to 6
Israeli troops detain Gazan crossed border, raising month's arrests to 6
Gazan holding the Palestine flag during a border protest of the buffer zone (Safa Images)
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Gaza, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation army detained a young Palestinian man near the northern border with the Gaza Strip. 

Walla news website quoted an Israeli army statement published saying an Israeli military patrol captured the young man on Friday afternoon for allegedly crossing the border that separates the northern Gaza Strip from southern ‘Israel’. 

The young man, who had been unarmed, was held for investigation following his arrest, the statement said.

Israeli forces routinely carry out military incursions into Gaza raze agricultural land or arrest Palestinians living by the border.

Six Gazans have been arrested since March including two fishermen on claims that they were sailing out of the Gaza allowed fishing range and three for allegedly crossing the border with northern 'Israel'.

Israeli occupation imposes a buffer-zone of 300 to 500 meters into the Gaza Strip, allowing the military to fire on farmers or anyone found approaching in this areas.

The buffer zone is between 500 meters and 1500 meters into the Strip, effectively turning local farms into no-go zones.

According to UNOCHA, 17 percent of Gaza's total land area and 35 percent of its agricultural land were within the buffer zone as of 2010, directly affecting the lives and livelihoods of more than 100,000 Gazans.

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