GAZA, Thursday, August 11, 2022 (WAFA) - Israeli army today attacked Palestinian farmers and shepherds along the Gaza borderline, according to sources.
Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishermen’s boats with heavy machine gunfire despite sailing within four nautical miles offshore northern Gaza, forcing them to leave the sea for fear of being injured, killed, or detained.
The impoverished Gaza Strip has been under constant Israeli military siege and blockade since 2005 and the fishing area is heavily restricted to only three nautical miles.
In the meantime, the Israeli army stationed at military towers along Gaza borders opened its heavy machine gunfire directly toward shepherds, farmers, and agricultural lands to the east of Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.
They had to leave the site in fear of getting shot.
Israeli forces regularly open fire at Palestinians who come within several hundred meters from the border fence between Gaza and Israel, whether to work on their lands or to herd their cattle.