Zionist forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen and shepherds in Gaza

Zionist forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen and shepherds in Gaza

Israeli occupation navy forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen sailing off the coast Gaza City and at shepherds to the east of Khan Younis in two separate incidents, WAFA News Agency reported, citing local sources.

Zionist navy vesselt opened fire on fishermen who were sailing at about three nautical miles from the shore, causing partial damage to at least one boat and forcing the fishermen to return to the shore.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation soldiers stationed at military watchtowers along the Gaza perimeter fence to the east of Khan Younis, south of the Strip, opened random fire toward Palestinian sheep herders as they were grazing their herds in the area. No injuries were reported.

The Zionist occupation army does not allow Palestinians to be within 300 meters from the perimeter fence surrounding the Gaza Strip, which it unilaterally declared as a buffer zone, and often opens fire at the farmers and whoever reaches those areas.

Israeli navy harassment of Palestinian fishermen off Gaza is an also a daily occurrence, and is aimed at undermining the fishing industry in Gaza, a vital source of income to thousands of families there.

Gaza has been under a near total siege by the Zionist forces ever since 2007, as collective punishment for a Hamas electoral victory in the Palestinian region.

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