GAZA, March 20, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation naval boats resumed on Monday gunfire attacks on Palestinian fishermen sailing within the unilaterally imposed six-nautical-mile fishing zone offshore Gaza, according to local sources.
WAFA correspondent said IOF navy opened machine gunfire on fishermen’s boats while sailing offshore Gaza city, inflicting financial damages to some of them. There were no reports of casualties, however.
Israeli navy targets Gaza fishermen almost on a daily basis, in a blatant breach of a ceasefire agreement reached between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in august 2014, following 51 days of bloody aggression on the Gaza Strip, which claimed the lives of over 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians.
According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), all Israeli attacks on Palestinian fishermen have taken place within the distance of six nautical miles, which it said “proves that Israeli forces' policies aim to tighten restrictions on the Gaza Strip's fishermen and their livelihoods.”