Days of Palestine

Saturday, June 3

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen off Gaza Shore

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Israeli occupation navy excessively fired Monday, 26 September 2022 live bullets and gas canisters toward Palestinian fishing boats in the sea of Gaza. 

Local media sources reported that the Israeli navy fired live bullets and gas canisters toward Palestinian fishing boats, forcing them to return to the shore without being able to fish to provide for their families.

Israeli occupation continues its illegal procedures against Palestinian fishers, which are part of Israel’s illegal closure procedure 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 authorities still prohibit the entry of essential fishing materials and supplies to the besieged enclave as part of their suffocating siege imposed on Gaza since 2007.