Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza City, and forced the fishers back to shore.Eyewitnesses said the navy ships chased small Palestinian fishing boats, and fired several rounds of live ammunition, causing damage but no injuries.
The boats were within the six nautical miles allocated for the Palestinians for fishing, but the navy frequently attacks within this zone, and in many cases while still docked on the Gaza shore.
The fishers had to sail back to the shore without being able to fish and provide daily bread for their families.
The attack comes one day after Israeli navy vessels opened fire on Palestinian boats, in the same area, moderately wounding two fishermen who were moved to the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
The current six-nautical-mile fishing zone falls drastically short of the twenty nautical miles allocated to Palestinian fishermen under 1993 Oslo Accords.
The attack is part of the daily violations to the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement reached, on August 29 of 2014, following Israel’s 52-day war on Gaza.
Around 2137 Palestinians, including 578 children, 264 women, and 103 elderly, have been killed, while more than 11100, including 3374 children, 2088 women and 410 elderly, have been injured as a result of Israel’s war on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.