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Israel opens fire on Gaza fishermen twice in one day

Gaza fishermen get on their boats to bring in the days catch
Image of Gaza fishermen [file photo]

Israeli forces shot live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of northern Gaza twice today.

Head of the fishermen’s union Zakariya Bakr told Ma’an that Israeli naval ships opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of northern Gaza City. No injuries were reported.

Israeli naval boats had also opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Beit Lahiya this morning, while Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian farmers in the eastern Gaza Strip.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces stationed behind the border fence between Gaza and Israel shot live rounds at Palestinian farmers. No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the incident.

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