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Israeli navy fires at fishermen off northern Gaza coast

March 18, 2017 10:36 A.M. (Updated: March 20, 2017 10:21 P.M.)
(File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli naval forces on Saturday morning opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, local fishermen told Ma'an.

The fishermen said Israeli boats fired live fire at Palestinian fishermen sailing off the coast of Beit Lahiya in the northwestern Gaza Strip.

No injuries or damages were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.

The Israeli army regularly opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds, and farmers along the border areas if they approach Israel’s unilaterally declared “buffer zone,” which lies on both the land and sea sides of Gaza.

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

Gazan fishermen, whose numbers are estimated to be around 4,000, have suffered from the near decade-long siege of the Gaza Strip, which limits their incursions to just six nautical miles into the sea in accordance with the ceasefire agreement signed with Palestinian factions in 2014.

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