Israeli forces open fire at fishermen in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened live fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip Saturday morning.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli naval ships opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of al-Sudaniyyeh. No injuries were reported.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the incident.
Israeli army incursions inside the besieged Palestinian territory have long been a near-daily occurrence, as the Israeli army regularly opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen and farmers along the border areas if they approach Israel’s unilaterally declared “buffer zone,” which lies on both the land and sea sides of Gaza.
The practice has in effect destroyed much of the agricultural and fishing sector of the blockaded coastal enclave.