Israeli occupation navy attacked Palestinian fishermen sailing off the Sudaniya and Al-Waha shores, north of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
According to Palestinian media sources, the Israeli navy targeted and opened fire at the Palestinian fishermen while fishing off the northern coast of the Gaza Strip.
No injuries were reported. However, the Israeli attacks forced the Palestinian fishermen to stop sailing and leave the sea to find safety.
According to Palestinian reports, the Israeli occupation navy attacked Palestinian fishermen 30 times per month in 2022.
The Palestinian figures clearly showed that Israel systematically targets Palestinian fishermen. The violations against fishermen included shooting attacks, arrests, confiscations, and damages.
Under the Israeli blockade, more than 5000 Palestinians are working in the fishing sector. They face semi-daily attacks by Israeli gunboats.
The Israeli air, land, and sea blockade banned the Palestinian fishermen from buying motors, propellers, fiberglass, and many other items needed to repair the boats.
Israeli occupation withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2006. However, Israel still controls every aspect of the Palestinians’ lives in the besieged enclave.