Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Gaza Fisherman

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Gaza Fisherman

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Image from Archive. Gaza boats destroyed by the Israeli navy.

Israeli naval forces opened fire off the coast of Northern Gaza, injuring a Palestinian fisherman on a beach, locals said.

Yousef Zayif, 70, was hit by live fire late Wednesday while waiting for his sons on the shore near al-Sudaniya, Ma’an reported.

Medics said he was moderately wounded.

On Sunday, an Israeli warship opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City’s al-Shati refugee camp, the speaker of the Union of Gaza Fishermen said.

Nizar Ayyash said that Israeli gunboats “have been firing at fishermen every day since the ceasefire agreement was signed.”

He also said that Israeli naval forces have detained six Palestinian fishermen since the ceasefire agreement in late August.

The Israeli blockade in place since 2006 has severely limited the imports and exports of the Gaza Strip and has led to frequent humanitarian crises and hardship for Gazans.