IOF Fires at Gaza Fishermen, Farmers

Photo: PIC

Gaza, 9 Jumadill Akhir 1438/8 March 2017 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacked Wednesday morning Palestinian farmers along Gaza borders and fishermen sailing within the Palestinian territorial waters with gunfire.

According to local sources, Israeli forces stationed along the borders with eastern Rafah city, in southern Gaza Strip, opened heavy machine gunfire toward farmers and prevented them access to their borderline agricultural land. However, no injuries or material damage were reported, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli naval forces targeted Palestinian fishermen with gunfire, despite sailing within the 6-nautical-mile allowed fishing zone, off northern Gaza City.

No injuries were reported among the farmers who reportedly returned ashore for fear of being injured.(T/R04/RS05)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)