Israeli Soldiers Shoot Gaza Fisherman

A Palestinian fisherman has been injured after Israeli forces opened fire on his boat in Gaza’s maritime boundary, medics reported.
 
According to Palestinian sources, a 45-year-old fisherman was injured in his legs by two gunshots fired from an Israeli naval vessel while he was fishing within the Israeli-imposed limit off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Friday.
 
Tel Aviv has recently tightened Gaza’s fishing space, allowing Palestinians to catch fish only within three miles off the coast of Gaza, which has resulted in an 85-percent loss of the fishermen’s income.
 
Palestinian fishermen are harassed daily by the Israeli naval forces patrolling the Gaza Strip’s coastline around the clock.
 
According to the head of the fishing syndicate in Gaza said that, since 2000, seven fishermen had been killed, scores injured, and hundreds abducted for interrogation, including many, who are still imprisoned in Israeli jails.
 
Israel has subjected Gaza to an all-out land, naval, and aerial blockade since June 2007 after Hamas resistance movement took control of the coastal territory. The restrictions have deprived 1.5 million Palestinians of food, fuel, and other necessities.
 
(Press TV)

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