Days of Palestine

Monday, February 6

Israeli Occupation Navy Targets Palestinian Fishermen’s Boats Northern Gaza Strip

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Israeli occupation navy excessively fired Saturday, 15 October 2022 live bullets and gas canisters toward Palestinian fishermen’s boats in the northern Gaza Strip.

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. 

Israeli occupation continues its illegal practices against Palestinian fishers, which are part of Israel’s illegal siege 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.