Thursday, April 19
Latest News
  1. Gaza activists move tents 50 meters closer to security fence
  2. Israeli police detain Palestinian at Qalandiya checkpoint
  3. Israel issues 41 administrative orders to Palestinian prisoners
  4. Israeli forces shell southern Gaza, injuring 5 Palestinians
  5. 4 Palestinians, 2 teenagers, killed by Israeli artillery fire
  6. Israeli forces open fire on fishermen off Gaza coast
  7. Palestinian dies of wounds in Gaza, raising death toll to 32
  8. Israeli settlers break into and torch Palestinian mosque in Nablus
  9. At least 9 injured with as Israel suppresses ongoing Gaza protests
  10. Israeli forces kill Palestinian along southern Gaza border

Israeli forces open fire at farmers, fishermen in Gaza

Feb. 4, 2017 9:30 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 4, 2017 5:22 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian lands and fishermen in the besieged Gaza Strip early Saturday.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces deployed behind the barrier fence between Israel and the besieged enclave opened fire at Palestinian farmers working on their lands near Israel’s unilaterally declared “buffer zone.”

Meanwhile, Israeli naval forces also opened live fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

No injuries were reported in either incidents.

Israeli army incursions inside the Palestinian territory have long been a near-daily occurrence, as the Israeli army regularly opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen and farmers along the border areas if they approach Israel’s unilaterally declared “buffer zone,” which lies on both the land and sea sides of Gaza.

The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sector of the blockaded coastal enclave.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018