The Quds Press Media Agency reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers, stationed at military towers across the border, opened automatic fire at Palestinian shepherd herding their sheep in central Gaza, killing 30 sheep; the shepherds were not harmed.
The attack took place east of Juhr Ad-Deek, in central Gaza. The shepherds said that they did not even approach the border fence.
Israeli soldiers repeatedly target Palestinian lands close tot he border, and repeatedly open fire at Palestinian workers, shepherds and farmers, leading to dozens of casualties.
Israeli Navy Chases Fishing Boats, Tries to Sink Them
A Palestinian cameraman from the Gaza Strip managed to capture on tape an attack carried out by Israeli Navy boats on Wednesday against small Palestinian fishing boats. The video shows the Israeli Navy boats encircling the boats, flooding them with water, and even blocking their way as they tried to sail back to the shore.
The video was captured by Mohamed Al-Mash-harawy of the Media Town News Agency in Gaza during a field report documenting the ongoing Israeli assaults against Palestinian fishermen in the coastal region.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported that on Tuesday morning, 28 August 2012, two Palestinian fishermen were kidnapped and a Palestinian fishing boat was heavily damaged in two separate attacks carried out by the Israeli navy in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Since 2000, fishermen have been denied their rights to sail and fish and have been subject to frequent attacks that led to extensive damage and dozens of casualties.
Israel reduced the area of fishing from 20 nautical miles, which had been established upon in agreements signed by both sides, to only 6 nautical miles.
“However, Israeli forces have continued to prevent fishermen from going beyond 3 nautical miles since 2009. As a result, fishermen are prevented from reaching areas beyond that distance where fish are abundant. Sometimes Israeli forces also chased fishermen within the 3 nautical mile area. Consequently, Palestinian fishermen have lost 85% of their income because of limiting the fishing area,” PCHR reported.