IOF continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
At approximately 07:45, Israeli gunboats stationed opposite to Beit Lahi beach in the in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats which were near the shore. At approximately 08:00, IOF boats approached the shore and destroyed fishing nets owned by Palestinian fishermen and pulled some fishing nets into the sea. As the Israeli boats approached the shore, Palestinian fishermen fled the area in fear for their lives leaving their equipment and fishing tools in the sea or at the beach. No casualties were reported. Palestinian fishermen who lost their fishing nets include: Qussai Mohammed Abed al-Sultan, 33; Ramadan Ghaleb Ramadan al-Sultan, 36; Mu’nis Abed Ramadan Zayed, 34; Ahed Ziad Mahmoud Zayed, 34; and Subuh Mohammed Hassan al-Sultan, 50, who all live in Beit Lahia.
It should be noted that Israeli gunboats carried out a similar attack on Tuesday morning, 20 September 2011, when they fired at Palestinian fishermen and at their boats, destroyed some fishing nets and pulled some other nets into the sea. Such attacks result in the loss of fishermen's living resources and put their lives at risk.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
At approximately 04:30, Israeli gunboats stationed opposite to Beit Lahia beach in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. Palestinian fishermen were forced to flee towards the beach. No casualties were reported.