Israel closes Gaza sea, bans Palestinian fishermen from fishing

Closing the sea comes amidst several other measures meant to tighten 14-year-old Israeli siege on Gaza

After attacking fishermen off the Gaza coast, Israeli occupation announced on Sunday morning closure of Gaza sea and prevented Palestinian fishermen from doing their job.

Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate said that the Israeli occupation navy suddenly opened fire at the Palestinian fishermen while they were fishing in the night.

According to the Syndicate, the fishermen sailed only about 1.5 nautical miles off the Gaza coasts.

The Israeli occupation navy forced fishermen out of the sea, using water cannons that damaged many of their fishing boats.

Fishermen said that they were told by the Israeli navy that they were no longer able to sail until further notice.

(Source / 16.08.2020)

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