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Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinians in Gaza
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GAZA, Wednesday, October 05, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli navy Wednesday opened fire at Palestinians and their fishing boats in the area of northern Gaza sea, according to sources.

One of the fishermen told WAFA that the Israeli navy opened fire randomly towards the fishermen who were sailing three nautical miles into the sea, forcing them to leave the scene.

No casualties were reported, however.

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.

Since October 2000, human right centers in Gaza have documented several Israeli violations, including killing and confiscation of boats, against fishermen who were allowed, in accordance with international guaranteed Palestinian- Israeli agreements, to fish in within 4 to 6 nautical miles off shore.

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.


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