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Gaza Strip :Israeli occupation navy opens fire against Palestinian fishermen

Gaza (The Inside Palestine) – The Israeli occupation navy on Sunday morning attacked Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the coast of the al-Sudania, northwest of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation gunboats opened heavy fire targeting Palestinian fishing boats sailing within three nautical miles of the coast of in the northern Gaza Strip, forcing them to leave the area towards the beach.

The sources added that no injuries have been reported 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 recently concluded that Israel’s Gaza closure and “harassment of fishermen” have been “destroying Gaza’s fishing sector,” with 95% of fishermen living below the poverty line.

Source : ALRAY

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