Israeli occupation navy excessively fired Monday,19 September 2022 live bullets and pump water toward Palestinian fishing boats near the Gaza shore, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Local media sources reported that the Israeli navy fired live bullets and gas canisters excessively toward the Palestinian boats, forcing them to return to the shore without being able to fish.
Israeli occupation continues its illegal practices against Palestinian fishers, which are part of Israel’s unlawful blockade that amounts to a prohibited collective punishment under international law.
Israeli occupation navy has carried out 291 attacks against Palestinian fishermen, wounding 16 among them three children, kidnapping 45 fishers including seven children, and confiscating 14 fishing boats since the beginning of 2022, according to Al Mezan Center For Human Rights.
It is worth mentioning that Israeli occupation still prohibits the entry of essential fishing materials and supplies to the besieged enclave as part of their suffocating siege imposed on Gaza since 2007.