Israel Forces target Gaza fishermen with gunfire

(MENAFN- The Peninsula)

Gaza: Israeli naval boats Saturday opened its heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore the north of the Gaza Strip Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.

Israeli navy opened fire on the fishermen despite sailing within the Israeli unilaterally imposed 6-nautical mile fishing zone forcing farmers to flee back to shore for fear of being injured killed or arrested.

Israeli navy targets Palestinian fishermen and farmlands along the border almost on daily basis in a blatant breach of the August 2014 truce agreement.

In line with the 1993 Oslo Accords Palestinian fishermen are entitled to 20 nautical miles of fishing grounds; however Israel restricts the fishermen to six nautical miles or less where the catch is almost completely diminished and the fishermen are barely able to work.


The Peninsula

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