Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen in Gaza, destroys boat

Gaza Strip (QNN)- The Israeli occupation navy today’s morning targeted Palestinian fishermen offshore Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza city, destroying a boat, local media news reported.

It said that the fishermen were sailing within three nautical miles when Israeli naval boats opened gunfire and water hoses toward them, causing damages to a boat and forcing them to leave for safety.

However, no injuries were reported.

‘Israel’ has maintained a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007.

It imposes tight restrictions on the work of fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Sea, citing security reasons.

The Israeli navy also deliberately targets fishing boats on a daily basis.

The Israelis open fire, use water cannons, and damage fishing nets and boats’ engines in their efforts to terrorize fishermen.

Gaza has approximately 3,000 fishermen, of whom only 800 work on some 700 boats.

Some 70,000 Palestinians in Gaza make a living directly or indirectly from fishing, according to official Palestinian statistics.

(Source / 06.05.2021)

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