Fisherman Wounded at Northern Gaza Sea

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A Palestinian fisherman, who posed no threat to the lives of Israeli naval forces deployed in Gaza water, was wounded today, Tuesday, while he was trying to earn his living through fishing in the Sudaniyyah sea, in the northern Gaza Strip.

According to the investigations of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), Gazan fisherman Zyad Fahid Baker, 25 years old, was shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his head after surrounding his boat in the Sudaniyyah sea in northern Gaza.

It should be noted that Israeli gunboats conduct daily chases of Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, and open fire at them in order to terrify them and prevent them from sailing and accessing the zones rich in fish.

PCHR strongly condemns the ongoing Israeli attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip and calls upon the international community, including the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, to intervene to stop all Israeli violations against fishermen and allow them to fish freely in the Gaza Sea. PCHR also calls upon the Israeli authorities to compensate fishermen for damages and the continued attacks against them.

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)
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