IOF gunfire targets fishermen and farmers in Gaza


GAZA, (PIC) — Israeli artillery and gunboats fired projectiles and machine guns at Palestinian houses and fishing boats in the Gaza Strip at dawn Wednesday.

Local sources told PIC’s correspondent that the occupation artillery had fired a shell at Palestinian agricultural land in Juhor al-Dik village, southeast of Gaza City, pointing out that the shell exploded without causing casualties.

The sources added that the Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City and forced them to abandon their boats and to halt fishing.

The border areas and Palestinian fishermen are considered permanent targets of the Israeli occupation forces as fishermen were prevented from fishing for more than six nautical miles, while farmers were prevented from approaching the border fence east and north of Gaza for a distance of 300 meters.

( / 22.08.2012)

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