Thursday, April 30, 2009

Israeli navy opens heavy fire at Gaza coast, no injuries

Gaza, April 30, 2009 (Ramattan) - The Israeli navy opened fire on Thursday towards Palestinian fishermen in the northern 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 Al-Sudaniya neighborhood north 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.