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Israeli occupation forces open fire at Palestinian fishermen, farmers in Gaza; no injuries reported

Israeli occupation forces open fire at Palestinian fishermen, farmers in Gaza; no injuries reported
Israeli navy harassing Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast. (File photo)

GAZA, Monday, August 2, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today opened fire at Palestinian fishermen and farmers in the Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that the Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishermen and their fishing boats as they were sailing three nautical miles into al-Sudaniya area, northwest of the Gaza city, and opened water hoses at them, forcing them to return to shore.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces opened fire at a group of farmers as they were working in their lands in al-Zaytouna neighborhood, southeast of Gaza city, and forced them to leave their lands.

No injuries were reported, however.

Despite the signed agreements between Palestinians and Israel, which allow fishermen to go 12 nautical miles inside the Mediterranean Sea, Israeli navy targets Gaza fishermen almost daily and does not allow them to go further than three nautical miles, which the fishermen say is not enough to catch fish.

A large number of Gazans rely on fishing for daily living in light of the tight decade-old blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army also regularly opens fire at Gaza farmers working on their lands bordering the fence between Gaza and southern Israel in order to keep them off that area.

K.T./M.K.

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