Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Israeli Navy opens Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats | nsnbc international

Israeli Navy opens Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats | nsnbc international:
 The International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) reports, that Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Strip came under fire from Israeli Navy boats, causing damage, but no injuries.

Israeli navy regularly attacks Palestinian fishermen, imposing a blockade and an illegal ban on fishing.

IMEMC quotes eyewitnesses to the event as stating, that fear of additional assaults by Israeli Navy boats has forced them to return to the shore.

Israeli violations of Palestinian fishermen’s fishery rights, even within Palestinian territorial waters and the six mile zone that has been allotted to them as part of the Oslo Accords, are a frequent occurrence. The episodes have reportedly led to substantial damage to Palestinian fishing vessels and the livelihood of those whose income depends on the fishery...