Israeli occupation naval forces open fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza

February 02, 2022

GAZA - The Israeli occupation naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen sailing off the Gaza strip seashore, this early morning.

The Israeli occupation gunboats fired heavily towards the fishermen's boats off the coast of the Al-Sudanya area, Gaza city, and areas in the southern part of the strip. These fishing boats had been sailing well within the occupation-enforced restricted fishing zone. 

It is noteworthy that the occupation naval forces deliberately disturb the lives of Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea on a daily basis, and prevent them from fishing on the sea.

Fishing is one of the most important professions in which Gaza residents work, and according to the Palestinian Fishermen's Association, about 4,000 Gazans work as fishermen.