‘Israel’ entirely closes Gaza sea for fishermen

Palestinian fishermen prepare to cast their net in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza City May 23, 2019

Gaza (QNN)- The occupation state entirely closed the sea of Gaza for Palestinian fishermen today, while Israeli warplanes bombarded several targets in the besieged enclave.

Local sources said the Israeli navy opened fire at boats of Palestinian fishermen, which were only one mile and a half away from the seashore, and forced fishermen to go back before informing them that the sea is completely closed.

The sources added that Israeli gunboats deployed in the sea of Gaza and chased fishing boats, causing mass material losses.

In the same vein, Israeli media reported that the Israeli Minister of war, Benny Gantz, approved the closure of the sea while the Israeli chief of staff recommended it.

It added that the decision came following the Palestinian retaliation for the Israeli shelling on the besieged over-crowded strip for the last four nights.

(Source / 16.08.2020)

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