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Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
  • Gaza News
  • 08:02 24 February 2021
Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
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Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli navy ships on Wednesday attacked Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the coast of the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that the naval ships fired gunfire at fishermen sailing within six nautical miles zone off the coast of al- Sudania area, north of the coastal enclave.

The sources pointed out that there were no reports of injuries among the fishermen.

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 has recently said that Israel’s closure of Gaza and harassment of fishermen have been “destroying Gaza’s fishing sector,” with 95% of fishermen living below the poverty line.