GAZA, Monday, April 05, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli navy today targeted Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the northern Gaza coast forcing them to end their work and return to shore, according to WAFA correspondent.
He said the fishermen were sailing within the allowed three nautical miles when Israeli naval boats opened gunfire towards them.
The fishermen had to leave the water and abruptly end their fishing mission, which is their sole source of livelihood. No injuries were reported though.
Gaza, and its two million impoverished and devastated population, has been under a strict Israeli air, land and sea blockade since 2006, a year after Israel’s disengagement from the sea enclave, and suffered three devastating Israeli wars against it since then, the latest was in 2014, which destroyed its infrastructure, economy, and thousands of buildings.