Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Israeli navy fires shells at Gaza fishermen


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli naval forces fired shells at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, locals said, with no injuries reported.

Witnesses told Ma'an the shells landed near the shore, without providing any further details.

An Israeli army spokesperson said she was looking into the reports.

As part of Israel's blockade of the coastal enclave, Gazan fishermen are required to work within a limited "designated fishing zone" of six nautical miles off the coast.

However, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights says that Israeli naval forces often open fire on fishermen within these limits.

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