(IOF) shot a Palestinian fisherman while fishing on the northern Gaza coast

A Palestinian fisherman on Sunday morning was injured when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at him off the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to local sources, the fishermen suffered a rubber bullet injury as he was aboard a small boat off the shore of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza.

He was rushed to a local hospital for medical assistance.

Israeli naval forces and their gunboats are around Gaza fishermen almost every day, harassing them, shooting at them, damaging their boats, and making arrests. Sometimes fishermen are injured or killed during gunfire attacks.

Under the 1993 Oslo accords, Palestinian fishermen are permitted to fish up to 20 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, but since then Israel has kept reducing the fishing area gradually to a limit between six to three nautical miles as part of its blockade on Gaza.

Source: PIC.


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