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 ]

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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…

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