[Saturday, April 12, 2014] According to reports by Israeli military sources, the army kidnapped three Palestinians, allegedly after they crossed the border fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The army said the three Palestinians were unarmed, and were moved to an interrogation facility.

Soldiers frequently arrest Palestinians trying to cross the border fence in search of work, especially due to the dangerously rising poverty levels which come as a result of the illegitimate Israeli blockade on the coastal region.

As part of the illegitimate siege, and various military decisions, the Palestinians are also denied access to their lands, close to the border fence.

The army frequently opens fire at Palestinians, deemed to be ‘approaching the border fence’, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities.

The Israeli navy also continuously attacks fishermen and their boats in Palestinian territorial waters in the Gaza Strip, and even on Gaza shore.

The attacks also led to dozens of casualties and arrests, while the army frequently confiscates Palestinian fishing boats.