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Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
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Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli navy ships on Monday attacked Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the coast of northern blockaded Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that the naval ships fired gunfire at fishermen sailing within three nautical miles zone off the coast of al-Waha district, north of strip.

Israeli forces routinely open fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen sailing within the allowed-nautical-miles zone and also towards shepherds and farmers along the border fence.

They are flagrantly violating the ceasefire deal reached between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian factions in Gaza on August 26, 2014 following the 51 days of aggression on Gaza.

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem recently concluded that Israel’s Gaza closure and “harassment of fishermen” have been “destroying Gaza’s fishing sector,” with 95% of fishermen living below the poverty line.