Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen off the Coast of Gaza

30 Jun
4:18 PM

Israeli naval vessels attacked, early on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, off the coast of Gaza, while Israeli tanks rolled into the eastern parts of the coastal enclave.

Media sources in Gaza said that fishing boats sailing off the northern coast of Gaza, were exposed to indiscriminate Israeli navy fire.

The sources added that the Israeli naval vessels, forced fishing boats carrying several fishermen, to leave the shores immediately, impeding their ability to earn a living, just three nautical miles off the northern coast of Al-Sudaniya.

This latest attack by the Israeli navy is part of a long series of aggression towards Palestinian fishermen, since Israel imposed a marine siege on the coastal enclave, back in 2007.

Since then, Israel has restricted the fishing zone from between 3 and 9 nautical miles, along the Gaza’s 45-km-long coast.

In the meantime, local sources and witnesses said that Israeli army tanks and bulldozers invaded tens of meters into Abbasan village, in the city of Khan Younis, the southern Gaza Strip.

The sources added that Israeli bulldozers, backed by tanks, began razing Palestinian-owned farm lands, amidst heavy indiscriminate army fire.

Witnesses in Al-Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, confirmed that a number of Israeli army tanks, invaded the border area of Al-Bureij, rolling tens of meters deep into Palestinian-owned farm lands. No further details were reported.

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and its shores, have been reported routinely over the past several years, since Israel imposed a air, land, and sea blockade in 2007, against the 2-million residents of the Gaza Strip.

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IMEMC Staff

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