Sunday, September 2, 2012

Israeli navy harassing Palestinian fishermen at 400 mt from Gaza beach - 28 August 2012

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I took this video this morning while I was in Soudania beach, north Gaza city.
At about 10.50 am the two boats of the Israeli navy surrounded 6 palestinians fishing boats.
Also, the Israeli navy shot at one of the palestinian boats with five bullets.
After 15 minutes, the fishermen escaped and went back to the port of Gaza city.

The fishing zone was supposed to be 20 nautical miles, according to the Jericho agreements from 1994 (under the Oslo accords), then it was reduced to 12 miles, to 6 miles and now to 3 miles since January 2009. The marine 'buffer zone' restricts Gazan fishermen from accessing 85% of Gaza's fishing waters agreed to by Oslo.
Israel has been regularly attacking Palestinian fishermen within the purported 3 nautical mile fishing limit.
The livelihood of many Gazans relies on fishing and Israel has been using live ammunition and water cannons to prevent fishermen from doing their work.

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