Israeli navy opens fire on Palestinian fishing boats offshore Gaza


Israeli navy opened its machine gun fire toward Palestinian fishing boats sailing in Gaza waters, according to sources. Israeli navy forces attacked with gunfire and tear gas Palestinian fishermen’s boats sailing offshore Rafah city to the south of the besieged Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. The fishermen were forced to return back to shore for fear of being detained, injured, or killed. Israeli forces constantly harass fishermen and farmers at border areas and prevent them from earning a living. Israel has imposed a tightened blockade since 2007 after Hamas won the democratic legislative elections and took over power in the strip.