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  • IDF fires on Gaza fishermen despite expanded fishing zone

    One Palestinian fisherman is reportedly wounded by Israeli navy fire, four are arrested and their boats seized. The size of the zone where Israel allows Gazans to fish changes at the whims of Israeli military commanders and politicians, who have in the past openly discussed how they use it as collective punishment. By Haggai Matar and Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man The Israeli navy opened fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip Saturday morning. No injuries were reported. [tmwinpost] On Friday Israeli naval forces arrested four Palestinian fishermen off the southern Gaza coast. Israel released three of the…

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  • Israeli navy assaults Palestinian fishermen in Gaza waters

    The latest incident is one of many examples of the Israeli navy entering Gazan waters to attack, harass, and detain Palestinian fishermen. The effect of Israel's control of the waters off the coastal territory has been devastating.   According to the Civil Peace Service Gaza (CPSGAZA): At 10:55 am on Wednesday morning, an Israeli naval warship attacked the Civil Peace Service Gaza (CPSGAZA) boat Oliva, which was carrying international observers and a Palestinian captain, in an apparent attempt to capsize it. The Palestinian captain was injured. "The Israeli navy passed near us and the fishermen, and started to go around…

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