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Israeli navy opens gunfire at fishermen off Gaza

GAZA, July 25, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli fishermen early Tuesday morning opened machine gunfire at Palestinian fishermen while sailing offshore Gaza city, causing damage to one of their boats.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli naval boats attacked the fishermen with gunfire while the latter were sailing at less than four miles from the shore, causing damage to one of their boats.

There were no reports of casualties among the fishermen, who were forced to flee to the shore for fear of being injured or killed.

Israeli naval boats routinely open fire at Palestinian fishermen sailing within the six-nautical-miles zone along the border, flagrantly violating the ceasefire deal.

The ceasefire deal stipulated that Israel would immediately ease the blockade imposed on the strip and expand the fishing zone off Gaza‘s coast, allowing fishermen to sail as far as six nautical miles from shore, and would continue to expand the area gradually.

Israel has however failed to do so, repeatedly violating the ceasefire deal through opening fire on Palestinian fishermen within the fishing zone and reducing their intake.

M.N/M.H

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