Occupation navy injures 3 fishermen off Gaza coast

PNN/ Gaza/

Three fishermen were injured this morning by Israeli occupation naval soldiers in the region of Sudaniya sea, north-west of Gaza city.

Sources indicated that the three were injured by Israeli bullets fired at a boat carrying a group of fishermen who were fishing within the unilaterally-imposed six-nautical-miles fishing zone in the Sudaniya region of the Gaza sea. The fishermen were taken to Shifa hospital west of Gaza city, which described their condition as stable.

Israeli naval boats regularly open fire on Palestinian fishermen sailing within the six-nautical-miles zone and farmlands along the border, clearly violating the ceasefire deal, reported IMEMC.

Israel and the Palestinian factions signed a ceasefire deal on August 26, bringing to a close the latest 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza that killed over 2,200 people, mostly civilians.

The ceasefire deal specified that Israel would immediately ease the blockade imposed on the strip and enlargen the fishing zone off Gaza’s coast, allowing fishermen to sail up to 6 nautical miles from shore, and would continue to expand this area gradually.

Israel has however failed to do so, regularly breaching the ceasefire deal by opening fire on Palestinian fishermen within the fishing zone and reducing their income.

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