Wednesday 06 December 2023

One fisherman wounded by IOF gunfire in Gaza waters

One Palestinian fisherman was injured on Sunday morning when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at fishing boats off the southern shores of the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the Palestinian fishermen syndicate, Zionist regime’s gunboats fired rubber bullets at fishermen off the shores of Rafah in southern Gaza and wounded one of them.


On Saturday, two Palestinian fishermen suffered injuries when the Zionist regime’s opened fire at them in the northern waters of Gaza.


Zionist regime’s naval forces and their gunboats are around Gaza fishermen almost every day, harassing them, shooting at them, damaging their boats, and making arrests. Sometimes fishermen are injured or killed during gunfire attacks.


Under the 1993 Oslo accords, Palestinian fishermen are permitted to fish up to 20 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, but since then Zionist regime has kept reducing the fishing area gradually to a limit between six to three nautical miles as part of its blockade on Gaza.


Fishermen and human rights groups also say that since the 2008-09 war in Gaza, the Zionist regime’s army has been regularly enforcing a limit even closer to the shores.



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