More Mock Raids over Gaza, Fishermen Targeted Offshore

February 10, 2015 2:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0
10 Feb
2:50 AM

Israeli warplanes, Monday, carried out mock air raids in a limited incursion over Gaza skies, while Israeli navy gunboats opened fire at fishermen off the Gaza shore, according to WAFA correspondence.Israeli F16s flew over the Gaza Strip at low altitude and launched mock raids over the region, in addition to sailing heat balloons into the air, which Israel uses to divert intense anti-aircraft fire.

Loud explosions were heard across the Strip, spreading fear and panic among residents, and particularly children.

Meanwhile, Israeli naval troops targeted fishing boats sailing within the six-nautical miles allowed for fishing. However, no injuries were reported among them.

Fishermen were forced to leave the sea for fear of being killed, injured or arrested.

Israel continues to breach the Egyptian-brokered truce agreement reached on August 26th of 2014, following 51 days of bloody aggression on the Strip.

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During the ceasefire indirect talks, Israel agreed to extend the fishing zone to six nautical miles, a term that was stipulated under the 2012 ceasefire agreement, but was rescinded by Israel only months later.

The current fishing zone falls drastically short of the twenty nautical miles allocated to Palestinian fishermen under the 1993 Oslo Accords.

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