Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
At approximately 21:00, IOF gunboats stationed opposite to Beit Lahia seashore in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. They also fired flash bombs into the air. Palestinian fishermen were forced to sail back to the shore. Two hours later, IOF placed warning signs 500-1000 meters away from the beach, preventing fishing boats from sailing beyond this distance. IOF gunboats opened fire at fishing boats that attempted to sail beyond this distance.
30 July 2009
Is Israel guilty of piracy? Watch the video and decide for yourself how many international and maritime laws Israel has broken. The Israeli navy hijacked the Spirit of Humanity in international waters. The Israeli government hijacks Palestinian fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters, kidnaps the fishermen, and sends its military out to shoot to wound and kill them as they struggle to make a living. After watching this video, you will be convinced that Israel has committed acts of piracy against Palestinians and against internationals. No other country would be allowed to do what Israel does on a daily basis.
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) volunteers were accompanying fishermen to document attacks on them by the Israeli Navy, and to provide a deterrence to these attacks. (www.palsolidarity.org)
For more information and current reports about Gaza fishermen: fishingunderfire.blogspot.com
Footage by ISM volunteers,
Interview with fisherman
by Free Gaza delegate,
Footage of the Israeli Navy
boarding the Spirit,
Passenger among the Free Gaza 21
Radhika Sainath, JD
a Los Angeles-based civil rights attorney for her article on Israeli piracy.
She recently returned from a National Lawyers Guild fact-finding mission to Gaza.
Soundtrack : Plastilina Luminosa
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
published on the 23rd of July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
At approximately 05:50, Israeli forces gunboats encircled a fishing boat approximately 500 meters away from Beit Lahia coast in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli naval troops arrested the two fishers, Qussai Mohammed al-Sultan, 30, and Ra'ed 'Awad al-Sultan, 24. They detained and interrogated them. During the interrogation, the Israeli forces attempted to convince the two fishers to collaborate with them in exchange for money. The two fishers were released at approximately 19:00.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Fire from the naval ships permanently patrolling the Gaza coast since Israel’s war on the area in December and January was heard for kilometers around the shore near Gaza City, locals reported. Fire from the ships was also heard Thursday night, when shores were empty.
On Friday fishermen quickly evacuated the area, and will likely lose a day’s fishing.
The head of Ambulance and Emergency Services within the Strip's Health Ministry, Dr Muawiyah Hassanein, confirmed that no injuries were reported.
Israeli warships open fire at Gazan fishermen
Sources reported that the Israeli navy opened heavy fire against a number of Gazan fishermen and their boats near Al-Sudaniya neighborhood north of
The Israeli navy prevents Gazan fishermen to sail more than 3 miles into
Israeli army fires on Gaza shores
Israeli warships opened fire on the shores of the Gaza Strip on Friday morning. Fishermen were scared away, but no damage or injuries were reported.
The area was evacuated by the fishermen, that will likely lose the revenues of a day’s fishing. The naval ships that are permanently patrolling the coast of Gaza, since the recent war, also opened fire on Thursday night. At that time the shores were empty
Gaza, July 17, (Pal Telegraph) -The coastline along the Gaza Strip has come under the fire of patrolling Israeli warships which invariably monitor the shores. The barrages, which had taken aim at vast swathes of the littoral area on Friday, caused no casualties, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency quoted locals as saying.
Doctor Muawiyah Hassanein, the director of the Gazan Health Ministry's Emergency and Ambulance Services confirmed there had been no casualties.
The naval bombardments frighten off the local fishermen further restricting the sources of livelihood for the blockaded sliver.
The patrols have been staged on a regular basis since the recent three-week-long Israeli attacks on the strip which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and left thousands of others injured.
Monday, July 6, 2009