Israeli gunboats fire at Palestinian fishing boats

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli navy gunboats opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza Strip at dawn Saturday forcing fishermen to retreat to the shore.

Sources in the marine police told the PIC reporter that the gunboats fired one shell then opened heavy machinegun fire at the fishing boats off the Sudaniya area to the northwest of Gaza city.

They said that the fishermen were forced to retreat to areas nearer to the shore without any casualties or damage to boats being sustained.

Israeli gunboats daily target Palestinian fishermen and force them to fish within a three nautical miles radius that was later reduced to only one nautical mile, while the calm agreement of last November stipulated among other articles that fishermen could fish at a distance of six nautical miles off the shores of Gaza.

(Source / 04.05.2013)

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