Israeli gunboats fire at Palestinian fishermen

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GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli navy gunboats opened heavy machine gunfire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza at dawn Thursday.

A field observer told the Quds Press that the Israeli gunboats targeted Palestinian fishing boats and fired flare bombs, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli navy routinely targets Palestinian fishermen in line with its siege on the Gaza Strip and in violation of the calm agreement concluded with Palestinian resistance factions under Egyptian patronage last November.

Around 3,500 Palestinian fishermen work on more than a thousand fishing boats as their sole source of living for their families that number around 50,000 individuals.

(Source / 05.04.2013)

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