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Israeli naval forces open fire at Gaza fishermen

April 19, 2018 4:58 P.M. (Updated: April 20, 2018 2:46 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen as they sailed off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli naval boats chased down Palestinian fishing boats, forcing them back to shore.

No injuries were reported.

The Israeli army regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen while sailing off the coast of Gaza.

As part of Israel's blockade of the coastal enclave since 2007, the Israeli army, citing security concerns, requires Palestinian fishermen to work within a limited "designated fishing zone," the exact limits of which are decided by the Israeli authorities and have historically fluctuated.

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