Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Israeli occupation navy flouts truce, destroys Gaza fishing boat

GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian fishing boat was seriously damaged on Monday afternoon as an Israeli occupation navy boat showered it with machinegun fire off Gaza shores.

Head of Gaza’s fishermen syndicate, Nizar Ayash, said: “An Israeli navy boat opened fire heavily at a small Palestinian fishing boat docked at Gaza’s southern coast, leading to inoperable damage.”

Palestinian medics said no injuries have yet been detected among the fishermen.

Observers said the attack represents a flagrant violation of the Cairo-brokered truce accord stipulating an unconditional cease-fire.

According to Gaza fishermen syndicate, fishing is the chief source of income for over 4,000 hands seeking to nurture some 50,000 Gazans.

Huge damages, estimated at some 6 million dollars, have been wrought on the sector due to the latest Israeli 51-day offensive on the blockaded Strip.


extract from PCHR weekly report 13-19/11/2014

 Monday, 17 November 2014
· At approximately 16:00, Israeli gunboats opened fire and fired shells at two Palestinian fishing boats, where there were 4 generators and 12 torches, sailing 1.5 nautical miles off the Rafah fishing harbort in the southern Gaza Strip.  As a result, one of the boats was drowned and another one was severely damaged.  The two boats belong to the al-Bardaweel family in Rafah. No causalities were reported.

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