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05 Aug
7:29

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen, Abducts One, Injured Another

The Israeli Navy on Tuesday morning attacked a number of Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza, firing water cannon at close range, causing damage to several boats. They also abducted one fisherman and took him into custody, and injured another fisherman. The attacks took place near Sheikh Ejleen […]

11 May
6:27

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday at noon, a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted three fishermen. Media sources said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats in an area that is less than six nautical miles […]

29 Apr
3:02

Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen

Israeli occupation navy opened its fire Monday morning towards Palestinian fishermen off Gaza northern coast. The committee in charge of documenting Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen reported that the Israeli navy opened fire toward fishermen along the northern Gaza coast; no causalities were reported. It was also reported that the […]

16 Apr
3:37

Israeli Soldiers Fire Live Rounds At Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli forces targeted Palestinian fishermen and farmers, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday morning. Eyewitnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishing boats, within the permitted fishing zone of six nautical miles, off the southern coast of Rafah. The fishermen were […]

13 Apr
7:38

Navy Opens Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen, on Friday morning. Locals reported that Israeli naval boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The Israeli army also regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian […]

25 Mar
4:13

Navy Opens Heavy Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire, on Sunday, towards Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli navy repeatedly opened fire towards a number of Palestinian fishing boats, which were working within the permitted fishing zone, […]

11 Mar
8:57

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Monday, Palestinian fishing boats in the Waha Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted two fishermen. Media sources said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in addition to using water cannons, and surrounded one boat before abducting […]

08 Mar
10:48

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Friday, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, abducted four fishermen and confiscated their boat. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy fired many live rounds at fishing boats, and chased them, before surrounding one boat in the Sudaniyya […]

22 Feb
6:00

Most Violent Attack against Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea since the Beginning of the Year

Israeli chase of Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea on 20 February 2019 resulted in the arrest and injury of 5 fishermen and confiscation and damage of 3 fishing boats in 2 separate incidents occurred in Khan Younis and Rafah Sea. This came as part of the Israeli ongoing attacks […]

16 Feb
11:38

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Open Fire At Farmers And Fishermen, in Gaza

The Israeli army and navy opened fired, on Saturday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian agricultural lands and fishing boats, east of Gaza city and in northern Gaza. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, fired live rounds at Palestinian farmers on their […]

14 Feb
10:37

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers, and Israeli navy ships, opened fired on Thursday at dawn, at many Palestinian farmers, shepherds and fishermen, in several parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and at the coast in […]

09 Feb
7:25

Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli war boats opened fire targeting Palestinian fishermen off the coast of western Rafah City, forcing the fishermen to head back […]

14 Jan
2:50

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Fishermen, Seize Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then abducted two fishermen and seized a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding […]

11 Jan
7:06

Palestinian Vessel Catches Fire as Navy Fires on Fishermen

A Palestinian fishing boat was set on fire, Thursday, after Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened fired towards it off of the coast, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said that Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats located […]

02 Jan
10:17

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore in Northern Gaza Strip

On Tuesday, 01 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 2 fishermen and detained a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding areas in […]

15 Dec
11:59

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats with live fire, abducted two sibling fishermen, including a child, and confiscated their boat. Zakariya Bakr, the head of the Gaza Fishermen Committee of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, has reported that the soldiers fired many live rounds […]

10 Dec
1:15

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Palestinian Fishermen In Rafah

Israeli navy ships attacked, Monday, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, near Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region, and abducted two fishermen. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired many live rounds at the boats, and used water cannons, while the fishermen were only four […]

10 Dec
6:32

Israeli Military Opens Fire Toward Gaza Fishermen and Shepherds

Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishermen, west of Rafah City and Khan Younis City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Sunday. A Ma’an News Agency reporter said that naval forces repeatedly opened fire at fishermen within the permitted fishing zone, forcing them back to shore. Meanwhile, Israeli […]

26 Nov
3:54

Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen

Israeli naval forces, on Sunday, opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishermen in southern and northern Gaza, forcing fishing boats to sail back to shore. No injuries were […]

23 Nov
1:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Friday morning, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, north of Gaza City, and abducted three fishermen. Media sources in Gaza said the navy attacked the boats less than 3 nautical miles from the shore, west of the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza city. The […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

11 Oct
10:31

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted two sibling fishermen. Media sources said the navy attacked the fishing boats in the al-Waha area in Beit Lahia Sea, and abducted Saddam al-Sultan, 24, and his brother Odai, 22. […]

08 Oct
3:27

PCHR: “Two Fishermen Arrested and One of Them Wounded”

Date: 07 October 2018: Time: 10:30 GMT: Two Fishermen Arrested and One of Them Wounded, Israeli Naval Forces again Reduce Allowed Area for Fishing. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Yesterday, the Israeli naval forces arrested 2 fishermen and wounded one of them as part of the Israeli attacks […]

13 Sep
12:18

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, a Palestinians fishing boat in Gaza territorial waters, abducted three fishermen and confiscated their boat. Zakariya Bakr, a Palestinian fisherman who witnessed the attack, said the Israeli navy boats chased a small boat with three fishermen on board, near the shore of Gaza Sea, and […]

02 Sep
8:35

Six Fishermen Detained Off Gaza Coast

September 2, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli navy has reportedly detained six Palestinian fishermen off of the Dier al-Balah coast, in central Gaza. The fishermen’s syndicate said that navy  raided the men’s boat and took the six fishermen into custody. The syndicate identified the fishermen as Zakee Annajar, Ahmad Abu Reyala, Mahmoud Abu Auda, Mohammed […]

27 Aug
12:33

PCHR: “Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen”

Continue to Chase Fishermen and Deprive them of practicing their job, Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Sailing Within One Nautical Mile Israeli naval forces continued their attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, prevented them from practicing their job freely and denied them access […]

26 Aug
11:27

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Palestinian Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and abducted two fishermen. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian fishermen syndicate in Gaza, said the navy attacked the boats, near the Sudaniyya area,  and abducted […]

16 Aug
3:01

Despite Claims to Expand Fishing Area, Israeli Forces Detained 4 Fishermen and Seized 2 Fishing Boats Sailing within 1 Nautical Mile

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Thursday morning 16 August, 2018, Israeli gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 1 nautical mile, arrested 4 fishermen and detained a fishing boat. These violations refute the Israeli authorities’ claims regarding easing the ongoing naval blockade and expanding the  fishing area […]

16 Aug
1:32

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen And Confiscate Their Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region, before abducting four fishermen, and confiscating their boat. Nizar Ayyash, the secretary of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate, said the navy attacked the boats before […]

15 Aug
9:55

Israel Open Fire on Fishermen, Detains Merchant at Crossing

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning. Locals said that Israeli war boats were seen and heard opening fire at Gazan fishermen as they were working withing the permitted fishing zone. No injuries were reported, according to […]

12 Aug
9:52

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted five fishermen from the same family. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, and abducted Nasser Fadel Bakr, and his sons Fadel Nasser Bakr, Ahmad Nasser […]

30 May
12:28

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Several Israeli military ships attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian fishing boats, near the shore in Gaza city. Media sources said the fishermen were taken prisoner while fishing in Palestinian territorial waters, in front of the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. They two were placed in a navy ship, before they […]

24 May
11:00

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Sibling Fishermen In Gaza, Confiscates A Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, and opened fire at them in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, before abducting two sibling fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers used automatic fire against several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters close […]

10 May
6:23

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were sailing off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, according to local sources. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The fishermen said they were forced to head back to shore afterwards “in […]

06 Apr
5:58

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Injuring 3

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fisherman as they were sailing along the coast of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, injuring three. Local sources told Maan News Agency that three fishermen were injured with live ammunition, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds. The fishermen, whose identities were unknown at the […]

17 Mar
11:56

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, at several Palestinian farmers, and shepherds, east Gaza, and in the al-Fakhari area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region, while Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds and fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, […]

12 Mar
9:39

Updated: Israeli Navy Abducts Eleven Fishermen In Rafah

March 12, 2018 9:39 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, many Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, abducted eleven fishermen and confiscated their boats. Fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the fishing boats, […]

20 Feb
7:22

Gaza Fishermen Targeted in Sudaneya Sea

The Israeli navy opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaneya Sea, northwest of Gaza City. Israeli gunboats opened heavy fire towards the fishermen, according to Al Ray. No injuries or damages were reported.  However, the men were forced to get out of the sea, for […]

15 Feb
7:56

Naval Forces Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats on Thursday morning, as they were working off the coast of the central and northern Gaza Strip. Ma’an News Agency sources added that no injuries were reported. The Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) issued this week its annual report […]

13 Feb
7:40

Al Mezan: 10 Gaza Fishermen Detained, 5 Injured since Beginning of 2018

February 13, 2018 7:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Since the beginning of 2018, Israeli occupation forces have opened fire on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip 36 times, detaining 10, injuring 5 and seizing 3 fishing boats, Al Mezan Center For Human Rights said Sunday, in a statement.   In their report, the center pointed out systematic Israeli […]

11 Feb
11:47

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats And Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several fishing boats with live fire, and abducted two fishermen, in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern past of the Gaza Strip. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate, said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and […]

09 Jan
11:46

Israeli Navy Abducts Six Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, and fired many live rounds at them, before abducting six Palestinians, including two children. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, while sailing less than four nautical miles […]

09 Jan
2:04

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Confiscate Fishing Boat in Northern Gaza Strip

On Monday, 08 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. Israeli naval forces then arrested 2 fishermen and confiscated a fishing boat manned by them. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored the escalation of Israeli attacks against fishermen in the Gaza Sea, in […]

28 Dec
12:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza Strip, and abducted two fishermen, before confiscating their boat. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, while sailing less than four nautical miles from the shore, and abducted […]

21 Dec
9:12

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli Navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, west of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the costal region, and abducted two fishermen. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds at fishing boats, and abducted Orans Sultan and Mohammad Sultan, before taking […]

05 Dec
9:18

Navy Abducts 5 Fishermen and Seizes Boats in Gaza

The Israeli occupation Navy abducted five fishermen, on Sunday evening. seizing their boats from the Sudanese Sea, north of Gaza. The captain, fisherman Amjad al-Shrafi, said, according to the PNN, that the boat was owned by fisherman Khamis Abu al-Sadiq, and  that occupation forces took the five fishermen working on the […]

03 Dec
10:47

Israeli Navy Detains Five Fishermen, Injures One, In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian fishing boat in the Sudaniyya Sea, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boat, wounding one fisherman. They then seized the boat and detained five fishermen. The attack took place in […]

27 Oct
11:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank, Invade Lands And Fire At Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, several homes in different areas, in the occupied West Bank, and searched them before abducting five Palestinians. In Gaza, the soldiers carried out a limited invasion into farmlands, and opened fire at fishing boats. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

15 Oct
8:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City, fired many live rounds at them, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, while were […]

18 Sep
10:33

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

September 18, 2017 10:33 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat. One of the fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the navy ships fired many […]

11 Aug
9:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Friday at dawn, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds the fishing boats, confiscated a small boat, and abducted two fishermen, identified as Saddam Abdul-Bari Sultan, 22, and […]

09 Aug
1:34

Navy Attacks Gaza Fishermen

Israeli occupation gunboats targeted, last night, fishing boats off the shores of Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the south and central Gaza Strip, with heavy machine guns. Al Ray reports that, according to local sources, the military boats targeted fishermen’s boats while they were fishing at sea, within the […]

06 Aug
6:55

Navy Fires on Homes and Fishermen in Gaza

The Israeli navy, Sunday morning, fired at Palestinian fishermen in their boats, as they were sailing off al-Sudaniya shore, north of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. According to WAFA correspondence, the attack caused damage to the boats, but no casualties were reported among the fishermen, who fled the sea […]

17 Jul
8:44

Israeli Navy Injures Two Fishermen In Khan Younis

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday at dawn, at Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding two. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at many fishing boats in the area, wounding the two […]

14 Jun
11:22

Israeli Soldiers And Navy Open Fire On Gaza Farmers And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting a few fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, and against farmers, in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, across the border fence east of Khan Younis, in the southern […]

11 Jun
11:35

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, many Palestinian fishing boats, and farmers, in the northern and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, forcing the fishermen […]

22 May
9:52

Israeli Army And Navy Attack Farmers And Fishermen in Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, earlier Monday, at Palestinian farmers, working on their lands, and several fishing boats, in different part of the besieged Gaza Strip, Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed on military towers in Kissufim military base, across the border fence, northeast of Khan Younis, in the […]

15 May
9:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Six Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, abducted six fishermen, and confiscated a fishing boat. The navy fired many live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats while they were less than four nautical miles from the Sudaniyya Sea, […]

30 Apr
11:18

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen; Soldiers Uproot Lands In The Gaza Strip

Several Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted two fishermen. Soldiers invaded and uprooted farmlands in central Gaza. The navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and chased some of them to the shore, before abducting […]

31 Mar
12:43

Israel Releases Two Gaza Fishermen After Holding Them For Three Years

The Israeli authorities have released, Friday, two Palestinian fishermen, from the besieged Gaza Strip, after holding them captive for three years, and confiscating their boats. Zakariyya Abu Bakr, the secretary of the fishermen’s committee at the Palestinian Agricultural Relief said the released fishermen have been identified as Emadeddin Mansour and […]

25 Mar
12:24

Gaza Fishermen Reported Injured Following Israeli Detention

Two fishermen who were detained by Israeli forces, on Thursday, were reported injured on Friday, and were subsequently being treated in Israeli hospitals. Zakariya Bakir, the head of the fishermen committee, said that the detained fishermen, identified as Rajab Abu Mayala and Khader al-Saadi, were injured during their detentions, one […]

23 Mar
8:36

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

March 23, 2017 8:36 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

 Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City, abducted two fishers, and confiscated their boats. The navy ships fired several live rounds at the fishing boats while sailing in less than four nautical miles from the shore, and abducted […]

21 Mar
3:03

Navy Attacks Fishermen Off Gaza Coast

Israeli occupation naval boats resumed, on Monday, persistent gunfire attacks on Palestinian fishermen sailing within the unilaterally imposed six-nautical-mile fishing zone offshore Gaza, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that the navy opened machine gunfire on fishermen’s boats while they were sailing offshore Gaza City, inflicting financial damages to some […]

22 Feb
6:45

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 fishermen arrested, including a boy, 1 fisherman wounded and fishing boat confiscated

On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat. As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against […]

06 Feb
9:57

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion, Navy Attacks Fishermen, In Gaza

Update: One fisherman, identified Mohammad Sa’dallah, was injured by Israeli navy fire, after the soldiers fired many live rounds at fishing boats. Several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats, in Palestinian […]

17 Jan
11:38

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 Fishermen Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

On Monday morning, 16 January 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 5 fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats in two separate incidents.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza […]

16 Jan
7:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

Gaza Farmers (image from ISM)
21 Dec
6:45

Israeli Military Opens Fire at Farmers, Fishermen in Gaza

Photo: archive images, International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen during separate incidents, in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. Israeli forces deployed at borderline military outposts east of Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, and […]

06 Dec
11:53

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted […]

04 Dec
2:52

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Gaza Fishermen

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Sunday, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza waters, near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region, and abducted two fishermen. The navy fired many live rounds at several Palestinian fishing boats, and abducted two siblings, identified as Shafiq Sultan and his […]

27 Nov
4:50

Navy Opens Fire Towards North Gaza Fishermen

(Al Ray archive image) Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, near Beit Lahiya, on Sunday. No injuries were reported among the fishermen, according to Ma’an News Agency. The Israeli army regularly opens fire on Palestinian fishermen and farmers along […]

16 Nov
4:24

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in the Sudaniyya Sea, in Gaza, and abducted two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the navy attacks the fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, near Gaza city, while they were sailing less […]

10 Nov
10:22

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishermen, Soldiers Fire At Farmers

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats, near Gaza city and in central Gaza, while Israeli soldiers opened fire on farmers in their lands, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the Israeli navy ships fired many […]

02 Nov
2:17

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 6 Fishermen, including Child, Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

01 November 2016: The Palestinian Centre For Human Right (PCHR) On Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 6 fishermen, including a child, and confiscated two fishing boats and nets on board. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed […]

25 Oct
5:56

Israeli Forces Target Gaza Fishermen and Farmers

Israeli naval forces, on Tuesday morning, reportedly opened fire towards the fishermen on the Gaza shores, according to the PNN. Media sources added that  naval forces have opened fire on fishermen on the Al-Sudaniyya and Al-Waha shores of the northwestern Gaza Strip, with no injuries reported. On the northeastern borders […]

24 Sep
10:47

Gaza: Army Opens Fire on Fishermen, Farmers

Israeli military forces, on Saturday, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and shepherds along the borderline area to the east of Gaza, as well as at Palestinian fishing boats, as they were sailing in Gaza waters, said WAFA sources. Israeli forces stationed at military watchtowers, along the borders with Israel, opened heavy machine […]

29 Aug
1:44

Israeli Navy Continues to Target Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire early towards Palestinian fishermen and their sailing boats, to the north of Gaza, on Sunday. Local sources reported that the navy targeted the fishermen while they were sailing off of Al-Sudania coast. No injuries were reported, according to Al Ray. Noting the lack of Israeli naval […]

19 Jul
9:15

Israeli Forces Raid Gaza Borders, Fire on Fishermen

Israeli navy and army forces, on Tuesday, opened heavy machine gun fire at Palestinian fishermen, injuring at least one, as they infiltrated Gaza’s borders. WAFA correspondence said that Israeli naval boats opened fire towards fishermen, despite sailing within the six-nautical mile fishing zone offshore of Gaza’s al-Sudaniya area. One of the fishermen […]

12 Jun
7:29

Soldiers Attack Gaza Farmers, Shepherds and Fishermen

The Israeli army continued its attacks against Palestinian farmers and shepherds along Gaza’s borderline, Sunday, according to WAFA correspondence. Witnesses reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed at watchtowers along the borderline area to the east of Gaza, opened heavy machine gunfire on farmers and shepherds in the region. No injuries were reported. […]

12 Jun
8:34

Testimony of One of the Latest Attacks Against Gaza’s Fishermen

06/16/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza  Team Last Wednesday, 30-year-old Rajab Khaled Abu Riela, his brother and two cousins left Gaza’s port at 12 pm. They stayed out fishing until 1:30 am. “When we started our way back to the port one Israeli warship approached, the soldiers started insulting […]

12 Mar
8:11

Navy Attacks Fishermen Off Gaza Shore

Israeli naval boats, Saturday, targeted Palestinian fishermen’s boats with several missiles, despite sailing within the unilaterally-designated allowed fishing zone offshore, to the northwest of Gaza City.WAFA correspondence said that soldiers fired at least six missiles at Palestinian fishermen’s boats, despite sailing within the six-nautical-mile allowed fishing zone. The current six-nautical-mile […]

29 Feb
6:52

Navy Kidnaps 9 Fishermen off Gaza Coast

February 29, 2016 6:52 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli navy, on Monday, attacked and abducted nine Palestinian fishermen while they were on board two fishing boats offshore Gaza, according to local sources.Zakaria Bakr, a fisherman, told WAFA that Israeli naval boats attacked two fishing boats carrying nine Palestinian fishermen off Gaza. The navy then demanded, at gunpoint, […]

14 Feb
2:49

Israel Continues to Breach Ceasefire by Targeting Gaza Fishermen

February 14, 2016 2:49 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli naval boats, on Saturday, continued to breach a truce agreement reached in August of 2014, under Egyptian auspices, opening heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore, in the north of the Gaza Strip.According to WAFA, the navy fired on the fishermen despite their sailing within the unilaterally imposed 6-nautical […]

03 Feb
11:16

Four Gaza Fishermen Detained by Israeli Navy

February 3, 2016 11:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli navy took into custody four Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast and seized their boats, Wednesday morning, while the army invaded the area to the east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.Captain Nezar Ayyash reported that soldiers opened fire towards two Palestinian boats and, then, detained four fishermen […]

10 Jan
5:11

Gaza Fishermen Again Targeted by Israeli Navy

An Israeli naval boat, Saturday, opened heavy machine gun fire on Palestinian fishermen’s boats, while sailing within the allowed fishing zone offshore Gaza.WAFA correspondence reported that an Israeli naval boat opened gunfire on three Palestinian boats offshore the northwest of Gaza, causing damages to the boats. No injuries were reported […]

28 Nov
11:43

Gaza Fishermen Forced to Shore under Israeli Gunfire

November 28, 2015 11:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli naval forces, Saturday, opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, according to local fishermen.The fishermen told Ma’an News Agency that all fishing boats in the area were forced to return to the shore due to the gunfire. No casualties have […]

13 Aug
12:19

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City, early Wednesday, witnesses said.The fishermen said that they came under fire as they were sailing off the coast of Sudaniyya in northwestern Gaza City, Ma’an News Agency reports. No injuries were reported, but some of the […]

11 Aug
12:04

Israeli Navy Detains 2 Gaza Fishermen

August 11, 2015 12:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli naval forces on Monday morning, detained two Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City, the secretary-general of Gaza’s fishing union said.Amjad al-Shirafi told Ma’an that the fishermen were identified as Muhammad al-Shirafi and Muhammad al-Saedi. He said that Israeli gunboats approached their fishing boats while they were sailing […]

09 Aug
7:16

Israeli Navy Again Fires on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval boats, Sunday, opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats offshore the city of Gaza, according to WAFA correspondence.Israeli naval boats opened machine gunfire on fishing boats sailing within the unilaterally-imposed six-nautical-mile fishing zone offshore al-Sudaniyya area, to the northwest of Gaza city. No injuries were reported among the […]

02 Aug
4:46

Navy Continues to Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Farmland

Israeli naval boats, Saturday, opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats off the shore of the northern and central Gaza Strip, reported witnesses.Israeli naval boats opened machine gunfire on fishing boats sailing within the unilaterally-imposed six-nautical-miles fishing zone offshore al-Sudaniyya area to the northwest of Gaza city and Az-Zawayda and […]

22 Jul
3:45

Two Fishermen Injured By Navy Fire

July 22, 2015 3:45 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened live fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding two fishers, and kidnapped two including one of the wounded, before towing a boat to the Ashdod Port.Ahmad Ismael Sharafi, 20 […]

08 Jul
8:33

Six Fishermen Arrested, And Three Fishing Boat Confiscated

On Tuesday morning, 7 July 2015, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boats. They also arrested 6 fishermen, and confiscated 3 fishing boats.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) observed that Israeli forces escalated their attacks against fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea and documented the […]

05 Jun
2:27

5 Palestinian Fishermen Kidnapped by Israeli Forces

Israel’s navy, on Thursday, detained five Palestinian fishermen off the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses told Ma’an New Agency.Israeli naval forces stopped a fishing boat belonging to the Bakr family near al-Sudaniyya and abducted five people. The detainees were taken to an unknown location and their boat was confiscated. A day […]

02 Jun
3:05

Israeli Navy Boats Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Five Detained

Israeli naval boats, Monday, opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats and detained five fishermen offshore the Sudaniya to the northwest of Gaza.According to WAFA correspondence, Israeli naval boats opened machine gunfire on fishing boats sailing within the unilaterally-imposed six-nautical-miles fishing zone offshore Gaza city and detained five fishermen. The […]

26 May
5:22

Update: Three Fishermen Injured In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Monday evening, that a third Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli Navy fire, in Palestinian waters in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Two fishers were injured earlier Monday.The wounded fisher has been identified as Mohammad al-Bardaweel. The navy […]

24 May
7:04

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinians fishing boats, while forces targeted farmers in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that naval forces opened fire the fishing boats off the coast of Al-Nuseirat and Al-Zawayda refugee camps, located in the central Gaza Strip. An Israeli army […]

19 May
4:18

Israeli Navy Fires on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli occupation forces, Monday morning, again opened fire on fishermen boats off the Gaza shores.Local sources said, according to the PNN, that Israeli military boats targeted the civilian boats; no injuries were reported.. Last Monday, Al Quds newspaper said that Israeli naval forces have continued to target Palestinian fishermen off […]

07 May
12:13

Nine Palestinian Fishermen Kidnapped by the Egyptian Army

On the 3rd of May, the trial of nine Palestinian fishermen kidnapped by the Egyptian army while fishing in waters of the border city of Rafah, took place in the Egyptian city of Al Arish. 06th May | Miguel Hernández | Gaza, Occupied Palestine Three of the fishermen are brothers, […]

03 May
7:15

Gaza Fishermen Under Israeli Fire

Israeli naval boats, on Sunday, opened heavy machine gunfire towards Palestinian fishermen while sailing just offshore of Gaza City, within the allotted the fishing zone, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that Israeli naval boats indiscriminately opened heavy machine gunfire at fishermen sailing within the unilaterally-imposed six-nautical-miles fishing zone offshore […]

27 Apr
3:22

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Gaza Fishermen and Farmers

Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen and farmers in the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, with no injuries reported.Witnesses reported that Israeli naval forces fired on fishing boats four miles off the coast, resulting in damage to the boats that forced the fisherman to return to land. Meanwhile, Israeli border […]