Israeli forces terrorize fishermen, farmers in Gaza

The Palestine Project
1 min readApr 19, 2020

GAZA, April 19, 2020 (WAFA) — Israeli navy and forces opened fire today at Palestinian fishermen sailing off the Gaza Strip, and at farmers to the east of Khan Younis in two separate incidents, said local sources.

Israeli naval boats opened fire on fishermen despite sailing within the unilaterally designated fishing zone offshore Gaza City, causing damage to at least one boat.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers stationed at military watchtowers along the Gaza perimeter fence to the east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, opened random fire toward Palestinian farmers as they were working in their own farms. No injuries were reported.

Attacks by Israeli forces on Palestinian fishermen and farmers in Gaza are almost a daily occurrence, and are rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.