Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats

24 Feb
10:05 AM

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Friday, targeting several Palestinian fishing bats, in Palestinian territorial waters in three areas, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of rounds at fishing boats in Palestinian waters in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and in northern Gaza, causing damage and forcing the fishers back to shore.

Such attacks, also carried out by soldiers against farmers and workers in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, are conducted daily in the besieged and improvised parts of the coastal region.

On Tuesday, the navy attacked several fishing boats, and abducted five fishers from the same family. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), based on Gaza, issued a statement denouncing the attack, and the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

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