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Israeli navy fires at fishermen and farmers in Gaza Strip

GAZA, February 5, 2017 (WAFA) - Israeli army and navy Sunday fired at Palestinian fishermen sailing in their fishing boats and farmers near the Gaza borders although no causalities were reported.

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 doesn’t allow them to go further than three nautical miles, which the fishermen say is not enough to catch fish.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed at military towers in Sofa, an Israeli area east to Khan Younis, south the Gaza strip, opened fire at agricultural lands, according to local sources.

Israeli soldiers stationed at army watch towers along the Gaza border regularly shoot at fields near the border fence to keep Gaza farmers and local residents more than 300 meters from the borders, which Israel has unilaterally imposed as a buffer zone.

Residents say the border area is a rich land for agriculture yet they are unable to reach it because Israel opens fire at anyone who goes there.

K.T/M.H

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