Amidst the continuous bombing, Israel tightened its 14-year-old siege on Gaza, banned entry of industrial fuel and pushed only power plant in Gaza to shut down
Israeli artillery shelled on Saturday night security watchtowers in the south of besieged Gaza Strip and its navy opened fire at fishermen off the northern Gaza coast.
Two shells were fired by Israeli occupation forces at a security watchtower east of the town of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip, destroying the site and causing fire but no human casualties.
Three shells were also fired at a security watchtower east of Rafah city, also in the south of the Strip, destroying it in total.
Meanwhile, Israeli navy opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats while they were at the pier in the north of the Gaza Strip, damaging some of them.
Israel occupation has tightened last week its 14-year-old blockade on Gaza by totally closing the fishing zonetherefore denying thousands of Gazans a chance to make a daily living.
The Israeli occupation also closed the only commercial land crossing between Israel and Gaza thus preventing entry of badly needed supplies including fuel, which led the only power plant in Gaza to stop, affecting work at Gaza hospitals.
Israel claimed the bombardment of Gaza and the collective punishment were in retaliation for the flying of incendiary balloons from Gaza into southern Israeli fields that caused fire.
The Palestinians in Gaza insists that they are only protesting against Israel’s procrastination regarding easing the siege.
(Source / 22.08.2020)