Saturday, April 18, 2009

Israeli gunboats fire at fishermen

[ 18/04/2009 - 10:24 AM ]

RAFAH, (PIC)-- Israeli gunboats opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip, on Saturday morning, local sources told PIC reporter.

They added that the shooting damaged a number of boats and blocked fishermen from fishing at sea, their sole source of income.


Israeli navy opens heavy fire at Gaza coast, no injuries

, April 18, 2009 (Ramattan) – The Israeli navy opened fire on Saturday towards Palestinian fishermen in the southern coast of Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.

The sources added that the Israeli gunboats opened heavy fire, targeting the Gazan fishermen and their boats near Rafah city south of Gaza, no injuries were reported.

After Israel's 23-day offensive against Gaza three months ago, the Israeli gunboats frequently target the Gazan fishermen along the shore of Gaza.

The Israeli navy imposes tightened measures on the Palestinian fishermen and prevents them to sail more than 3 miles into Gaza regional water, what makes it difficult to find the good fish.

Al Mezan 18-4-2009

IOF Gunboats Open fire at Fishers at Rafah Beach

At approximately 11.30 am on 18 April 2009, IOF gunboats opened heavy fire at fishing boats at Rafah beach, but no casualties were reported.