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Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza

Jan. 1, 2017 11:01 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 1, 2017 6:14 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli army gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, with no injuries reported, local sources in Gaza said.

Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone" which lies on both land and sea sides of Gaza, have long been a near-daily occurrence.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an they were looking into reports.

Palestinians who work near the “buffer zone” often come under fire from military forces, as the Israeli military has not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.

The Israeli army regularly open fires on Palestinian fishermen and farmers along the border areas, despite a ceasefire agreement that ended the 2014 war.

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

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