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Gaza fishermen protest against Israeli attacks

Gaza fishermen protest against Israeli attacks

Ashraf Shannon

Press TV, Gaza

Palestinian fishermen have held a protest rally in front of the United Nations headquarters in Gaza to demand an end to Israeli naval attacks. The Israeli navy targets fishermen in Gaza on an almost daily basis and deprives them of earning a living.

Palestinian fishermen and their families protested in ports in Gaza to show their anger at Israeli naval attacks that have been taking place on almost a daily basis.

Before heading to the United Nations office the protesters shouted slogans accusing the international community of failing to protect the rights of Palestinians.

On Monday morning the Israeli navy attacked fishing boats in northern Gaza, damaged one boat and forced the Gazan fishermen out of the sea.

During the recent Israeli war on Gaza fishing boats were attacked and fishing equipment storage facilities bombarded by Israeli warplanes.

Israeli attacks against Palestinian fishermen increase during the peak in fishing seasons especially in the months of April, May and June.

According to human rights organizations the Israeli navy attacked Gazan fishermen over two hundred times since the end of Israel’s Fifty Day war in summer 2014.

Targeting Palestinian fishermen is part of Israel’s illegal naval blockade that has worsened the living conditions for the impoverished fishermen.


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