PCHR condemns the Israeli attacks on Gaza fishermen

Last night I gave a presentation about my experience in Gaza to the Progressive Democrats of New Mexico. Thank you for the invitation to share, and for the great questions and comments that followed.

One of the points I made was about the buffer zone (what Israel calls the “security zone”) around Gaza as well as the limitations placed on the fishermen who aren’t allowed further than 6 miles (sometimes only 3 miles) out from shore.

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 19/09/2013 – 03:34 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– A Palestinian fisherman on Wednesday sustained wounds that led to the amputation of one of his fingers when the Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire at a fishing boat carrying five fishermen.

The occupation forces attacked the boat although the fishermen were fishing about 6 nautical miles west of the Gaza seaport.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the Israeli continued attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the waters of Gaza, and expressed deep concern at the persistent violations of the their right to freely fish in the Gaza sea.

It called for an immediate end to the policy of chasing the fishermen and allowing them to freely exercise their work. It also called for compensating the Palestinian fishermen for the physical and material damages caused to them.

The center asked the international community, including the High Contracting Parties to…

View original post 587 more words


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s