Israeli navy opens fire on fishermen in Gaza

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Publish Date: 13:21 - 10 March 2019
TEHRAN, Mar 10 - Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israeli navy opens fire on fishermen in Gaza

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Locals reported that Israeli war boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of al-Sudaniya in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, Ma’an news agency reported.

Sources added that Israeli naval forces also opened fire targeting fishermen off the coast of Sheikh Ajlin area in western Gaza City.

Fishermen were forced to head back to shore in fear for their lives; no injuries were reported.

Also on Saturday, Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes across Gaza, targeting sites allegedly belonging to the Hamas resistance movement.

As part of Israel's blockade of the coastal enclave since 2007, the Israeli army, citing security concerns, requires Palestinian fishermen to work within a limited "designated fishing zone," the exact limits of which are decided by the Israeli authorities and have historically fluctuated.

The Israeli army regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds, and farmers along the border areas if they approach the unilaterally declared buffer zone.

Source: Tasnim

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