Israeli troops fire on fishermen & farmers in Gaza – again

15 Jun

International Middle East Media Centre, IMEMC News, Gaza, 14 June 2017

Israeli soldiers and navy opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting a few fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, and against farmers, in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, across the border fence east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired many live rounds at the farmers, in their own lands close to the border fence.

The attack did not lead to any injuries, but forced the Palestinians out of their lands, in fear of further military violence.

Furthermore, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at fishing boats, in Palestinian waters, in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip, forcing the fishermen back to shore.

The attacks are part of constant violations carried out by the army and the navy against the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza Strip.

NOTE: Kia Ora Gaza supports the Solidarity with Gaza Fishers campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition which aims to link the struggle of Palestinian fishers in Gaza, under blockade and under constant attacks by Israel, with their counterparts in countries all over the world, and to build international civil society support for the end of Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza.

Kia Ora Gaza is part of this international coalition – facilitating New Zealand involvement in the last two Freedom Flotillas to Gaza. Check out the new FFC website for the Solidarity with Gaza Fishers campaign: sgf.freedomflotilla.org/

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