GAZA, Thursday, June 16, 2022 (WAFA) – Three Palestinian fishermen were shot and injured today during a pursuit by Israeli navy boats off the Gaza shore, according to sources.
Israeli navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats sailing within three nautical miles offshore al-Sudaniya area to the northwest of Gaza city, shooting and injuring three fishermen.
They were transported to hospital in Gaza for medical treatment. One of the boats was reportedly damaged in the attack.
As part of its 15-year-long stifling blockade on the Gaza Strip, Israel bans Palestinian fishermen from sailing more than three nautical miles in the northern Gaza shores.
Israeli navy regularly targets Palestinian fishermen and their fishing boats off the Gaza coast.
Fishing is one of the main sources of income for hundreds of families in the impoverished Gaza Strip.