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Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian farmers, fishermen

April 22, 2019 11:09 A.M. (Updated: April 22, 2019 12:09 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire targeting Palestinian farmers and fishermen across the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday morning.

Israeli forces deployed in military watchtowers at the Sufa military site between the Rafah and Khan Younis districts, in the southern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian farmers working in the area.

Additionally, Israeli forces also opened fire towards nearby Palestinian agricultural lands.

Meanwhile, Israeli naval boats opened fire targeting Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah City, forcing them to head back to shore in fear for their lives.

No injuries were reported.

The Israeli army also regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds, and farmers along the border areas if they approach the buffer zone, as the authorities have not made clear the precise area of the designated zone.

The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sector of the blockaded coastal enclave, which has been under an Israeli air, land, and sea blockade for 10 years.
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