Friday, May 1, 2009

Israeli occupation gunboats fire at fishermen's boats off the coast of Rafah

[ 01/05/2009 - 11:57 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation navy gunboats on Friday morning opened fire towards Palestinian fishermen's boats off the coast of Rafah and Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that the assault by the Israeli occupation navy on the Palestinian fishing boats did not result in any human casualties.

Such assaults on fishing boats are common place in the sea of Gaza and they affect the fishermen as well as residents of coastal areas whose houses are often hit by bullets and missiles fired from Israeli occupation gunboats.

Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza

, May 1, 2009 (Ramattan) - The Israeli navy opened fire on Friday towards Palestinian fishermen in the southern 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 the cities of Khanyounis and Rafah south of Gaza, no injuries were reported.

Earlier on Friday, the Israeli army opened fire at a group of Palestinian farmers while they were planting in their agriculture fields east of Rafah, no causalities 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.