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Israeli navy detains two fishermen in Gaza, seizes their boat


GAZA, Monday, March 11, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli navy boats detained today two Palestinian fishermen after seizing their fishing boats to the north of Gaza city, according to fishermen.

They told WAFA that Israeli navy opened fire at the fishing boats and chased them before detaining two fishermen.

A large number of Gazans rely on fishing for daily living in light of the tight 13-year long blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip.

Despite the signed agreements between the 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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