Saturday, April 11, 2009

Navy opens fire at Palestinian fishing boats

Saturday April 11, 2009 12:39 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

Once again, the Israeli Navy opened fire on Friday at Palestinian fishing boats near the Gaza shore and Rafah.

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Dr. Muawiya Hasanen of the Palestinian Ministry of Health said that no injuries were reported in the attack

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli Navy boats increased their presence in the Palestinian territorial waters, and are barring the Palestinians from fishing.

Palestinian fishermen are subjected to daily attacks by the Israeli Navy, a violation to the Palestinian right to fish in the Palestinian territorial waters.

Dozens of fishermen have ben killed in the last few years as a result of repeated attacks carried out by the Israeli navy.

Last Wednesday, the Navy detained seven fishermen who were fishing off Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Also on Wednesday, the Israeli army opened fire at farmers, international activists and reporters near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.