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Israeli navy injures fisherman from Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was wounded on Tuesday morning when the Israeli occupation navy opened fire at him off the coast of al-Sudaniya area, north of the Gaza Strip.

A local committee documenting Israeli violations against Gaza fishermen said that 25-year-old fisherman Ziyad Baker was injured by a rubber bullet in his head and received medical assistance at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

The committee added that naval forces on a gunboat fired some rubber bullets at Baker and his boat and detained him for a while before letting him go.

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: Pal Responds)

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