Gaza fishermen, farmers come under Israeli gunfire

GAZA, � Israeli naval boats on Thursday opened gunfire at Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast and troops opened fire at farmers working in the borderline area without causing any injuries in both incidents, according to local sources.

The fishermen, who reportedly were sailing within the six nautical miles fishing zone they are allowed to reach, returned to shore in fear of being killed or arrested.

The farmers also left the area and moved further into Gaza.

Israeli navy and artillery regularly target Gaza fishermen and farmers.

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), all Israeli attacks on Palestinian fishermen have taken place within the distance of six nautical miles, which it said proves that Israeli forces’ policies aim to tighten restrictions on the Gaza Strip’s fishermen and their livelihoods.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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