GAZA, Sunday, March 07, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli navy and forces opened fire today at Palestinian fishermen sailing off Gaza City and at herders to the east of Khan Younis in two separate incidents, said local sources.
Israeli naval boats opened fire and water cannons on fishermen while sailing at about three nautical miles from the shore, causing partial damage to at least one boat and forcing fishermen to return to the shore.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation soldiers stationed at military watchtowers along the Gaza perimeter fence to the east of Khan Younis, south of the Strip, opened random fire toward Palestinian herders as they were grazing their herds in the area. No injuries were reported.
The Israeli occupation army does not allow Palestinians to be within 300 meters from the perimeter fence surrounding the Gaza Strip, which it unilaterally declared as a buffer zone, and often opens fire at the farmers and whoever reaches those areas.
Israeli navy harassment of Palestinian fishermen off Gaza is an also a daily occurrence, and aims at undermining the fishing industry in Gaza, a vital source of income to thousands of families there.