Lives and livelihoods endangered by bullets and bombs from Israel’s navy

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Fishers in Gaza are alarmed about renewed Israeli attacks on their lives and livelihoods. Zakariya Baker, Head of Gaza’s Fishermen Committee, told A24 that the attacks endanger the lives and incomes of more than 4,000 fishers and 50,000 fish workers. The group reports Israeli navy ships attacked their fishing boats and fired live rounds and gas bombs at them inside the 15-mile-wide zone of Palestinian waters off Gaza on Monday. That followed a similar incident Saturday. Gaza’s aquaculture is also impaired by Israel, preventing entry of spare parts and fiberglass used to build boat hulls, leading to many ships being out of commission. Israel frequently announces new reductions of the fishing areas into chunks, sometimes restricting Palestinian fishermen to a 3-mile-wide catch area.

 

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