Days of Palestine

Friday, January 27

Israeli navy shot, wounds 2 Gaza fishermen

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Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip –Israeli naval forces shot, wounded on Monday morning two Palestinian fishermen in Gaza Strip.

Sources told Days of Palestine that the Israeli naval gunboats approached the Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza coasts opposite to the citu of Beit-Lahia.

The Israeli gunship started shooting at the Palestinian fishermen, who immediately stopped fishing and fled from the sea. Some of the fishermen were unable to draw their fishing nets.

When they arrived in the beach, they found that two of them had been wounded. They were immediately taken to Al-Shifa Hospital.

Chief of the Fishermen Syndication Nizar Ayyash identified the fishermen as Mohamed Baker, 26, and Imad Baker, 26.

An Israeli army spokeswoman claimed that a fishing vessel crossed the designated fishing zone and after warning shots were fired, forces fired at the lower extremities of a fisherman.

Israeli forces have repeatedly opened fire on Palestinian fisherman and farmers since the ceasefire agreement signed August 26, 2014 that ended a devastating 51-day Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip.

In March alone, there were a total of 35 incidents of shootings, incursions into the coastal enclave, and arrests, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.

The report of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said that the shootings left ten injured, including three minors.