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Israel fires at Gaza fishermen, sprays pesticides on crops

May 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip this morning, locals told Ma’an.

Fishermen said that Israeli forces shot at Palestinian fishing boats in two separate incidents.

This morning’s events came a day after Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian fisherman off the coat of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli drones also sprayed pesticides on Palestinian crops along the border with Israel in central and southern Gaza this morning. Farmers said similar attacks had damaged the crops they rely on for their livelihoods.