8 June 2011 – 30 June 2011
The Oliva has carry out 9 missions, from 8:00am to 12:00am. Two international observers and a Palestinian Captain conform always the Sea team, and one international observer and a Palestinian observer conform always the land team.
During this period of time 6 attacks from Israeli Navy over Palestinian fishermen were reported; the 11th , 17th, 18th, 21st and 23th of June. The attacks happened when the Oliva was not sailing. No incident was witnessed by the Oliva while carrying on its mission.
All the attacks took place in Northern Gaza Strip. No casualties, injuries were reported as a result of the attack. Two Palestinians fishermen were arrested and released later. Three Palestinian fishing boats were damaged (boats and engines).
During this period of time, the Oliva crew observed that whenever they were approaching an area were the Israeli Navy was attacking Palestinian Fishermen, the Israeli Navy withdraw the area after noticing the Oliva presence and their call announcing their mission.
No direct contact was hold between Israeli Navy and the crew of the Oliva.
1 July 2011 – 20 July 2011
During this period, the Israeli Navy has changed their operational mode, and between the 13th and the 21st of July the Oliva was attacked four times, it became a direct target. Once the Israeli Navy observed that the Oliva was sailing their goal was directly facing and attacking the Oliva, trying to sink it, always inside the three mile limit imposed unilaterally by Israel, the area where the Oliva operates.
The Oliva has carry out 9 missions. From 8:00am to 13:00pm. Two international observers and a Palestinian Captain conform always the Sea team, and one international observer and a Palestinian observer conform always the land team.
During this period there have being 5 attacks from Israeli Navy over Palestinian fishermen reported, while the Oliva was not sailing, and 4 attacks over the Oliva and international press boats; the 3rd ,4th, 5th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 20th of July.
As a result of the attacks 1 Palestinian fishermen boat was damaged, the Oliva was damaged and the engine destroyed, at least 1 person was injured (light injures). No one was arrested.
The CPS Gaza international Observers have received Israeli threats to use life ammunition against them in case they sail again.
Now the CPSGaza is trying to assure security conditions for its observers while carrying on its mission, before sailing again.