Israeli naval forces, on Monday, again opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Strip, while forces elsewhere shot at a group of Palestinians near the border fence.The two incidents ended without any injuries, Ma’an reports, but were a reminder for Palestinians of Israel’s continuing control over Gaza’s land and sea.

An Israeli military spokeswoman stated that Israeli forces opened fire off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip after a ‘vessel deviated from the permitted fishing zone’ of six nautical miles out to sea.

She said that forces fired warning shots ‘in the area and to the vicinity of the vessel,’ at which point the fishermen turned back. She also said that Israeli forces on the land border opened fire on a group of Palestinians who ‘approached the fence’ in the northern Gaza Strip, prompting the soldiers to fire ‘warning shots’ before the group turned back and left the area.

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