Thursday, January 3, 2013

Israeli navy shoot at Gaza fishermen

Israeli navy shoot at Gaza fishermen
 Israeli gunboats on Thursday morning opened intensive fire on fishing boats off the coast of the Sudaneyya district, in the northern Gaza Strip. 
Israeli navy shoot at Gaza fishermen
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Israeli gunboats on Thursday morning opened intensive fire on fishing boats off the coast of the Sudaneyya district, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses reported to PIC correspondent that the Israeli boats opened fire with heavy machine guns on the fishermen, but no casualties were reported so far.

According to eyewitnesses, fishermen were within the 6 nautical miles limit under the Israeli naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. 

The Palestinian fishermen were subjected since six years ago to various types of harassment by the Israeli navy, which had prevented the fishermen from sailing further than three miles at sea.

Thanks to the recent ceasefire agreement under Egyptian mediation, the Palestinian fishermen are allowed to sail in six nautical miles off the Gazan coast instead of three nautical miles.