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Israeli naval forces open fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza

Feb. 20, 2017 10:56 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 20, 2017 1:46 P.M.)
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GAZA (Ma’an) -- Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip in two separate incidents Monday morning, according to witnesses, with no injuries reported in either case.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces opened fire at fishing boats sailing off the coast of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as at boats off the coast of Rafah in the south, forcing fishermen to sail to shore for safety.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into the reports.

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.

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