Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli occupation navy committed 36 violations against Palestinian fishermen in Gaza Strip during last May, Union of Agriculture Work Committee reported.
The Union said in a report Monday that Israeli occupation navy committed 36 violations against Palestinian fishermen, that includes opening fires and lunching rocket towards the boats of the fishermen, it also pumping wastewater towards the boats of the fishermen in order to destroy and drown them.
The report said that six fishermen sustained light and moderate injuries by Israeli fires, and two were arrested, one of them released after 14 days while the other is still detained.
Israeli navy seized one Palestinian boat, destroyed three motors of boats, and damaged a number of fishing nets, said the report.
The Union called on International Community and Human rights institutions to exert pressure on Israel to stop its violations against Palestinian fishermen.
Israeli occupation navy attacks the Palestinian fishermen in a daily bases, forcing them to leave the sea.
It bans fishermen from sailing more than 15 nautical miles off Gaza shore, that its length is no more than 40 kilometers. Fishermen are not allowed to sail for more three nautical miles off the Gaza northern shores.
According to the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, about 4000 Palestinians work as fishermen in Gaza, in addition to1500 workers who resort to fishing after losing their works. They support approximately 60,000 people, most of whom are under the poverty line because of the occupation measures against them.
Oslo agreement, signed by Palestinian Authority and Israel in 1993, stated to allow Palestinian fishermen to sail for 20 nautical miles off Gaza shores, however, Israel violates the agreement.
Israel occupation has been imposing a tight siege on Gaza Strip for 13 years, that resulted in deteriorating their live and health conditions.