Israeli occupation navy boats targeted Palestinians fishermen’s boats while sailing in the sea of the northern Gaza Strip.
WAFA correspondent said that the occupation navy soldiers targeted with bullets and tear gas canisters the fishermen’s boats, which were sailing in the sea of the town of Beit Lahiya and the Al-Waha area and forced them to leave the sea by force.
Since October 2000, human right centers in Gaza have documented several Israeli violations, including killing and confiscation of boats, against fishermen who were allowed, in accordance with international guaranteed Palestinian- Israeli agreements, to fish in within 4 to 6 nautical miles off shore.
Despite the signed agreements between Palestinians and Israel, which allow fishermen to go 12 nautical miles inside the Mediterranean Sea, Israeli navy targets Gaza fishermen almost daily and does not allow them to go further than three nautical miles, which the fishermen say is not enough to catch fish.
A large number of Gazans rely on fishing for daily living in light of the tight decade-old blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip.