Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza, injures one

Apr 21,2020

The fishing boat used by the Palestinian fishermen was also targeted and sustained severe damage.

Palestinian fisherman was injured and his boat was damaged when Israeli occupation navy opened fire at him while sailing off Gaza coast on Monday.

The Israeli navy fired rubber bullets at the 25-year-old fisherman hitting him in the head.

His boat was also hit by bullets while sailing within the allowed three nautical miles off the coast.

Officials from the fishermen syndicate confirmed that the wounded fishermen had not exceeded the fishing limit permitted by the Israeli occupation.

However, the Oslo Peace Accords, singed between Israel and PLO in 1993, stipulate that Palestinian fishermen are allowed to sale up to 20 nautical miles in the sea, the Israeli occupation has been reluctant to let them do so.

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