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Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 fishermen arrested, including a boy, 1 fisherman wounded and fishing boat confiscated

Ref: 17/2017    On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat.  As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza Sea, denying them access to their livelihood and free fishing in Gaza Sea.   According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 07:30 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Wahah Shore, west of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing...

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Israeli forces Release 5 Fishermen, 2 of whom Wounded, and Keep 2 Fishing Boats in Custody

Rajab Khalid Rajab Abu Riyalah (30)

Ref: 31/2016  [caption id="attachment_8165" align="alignnone" width="187"] Rajab Khalid Rajab Abu Riyalah (30)[/caption] On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, Israeli navy forces opened fire at 5 fishermen on board of two fishing boats and wounded 2 of them, after which, Israeli navy forces arrested the 5 fishermen and confiscated their two boats. Israeli navy forces did not offer the medical aid for one of the wounded fishermen, who was hit with a live bullet to the right knee. On the same day, Israeli forces released the five fishermen, while the two boats have been still in custody in Ashdod Seaport. The Palestinian Center for...

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Israeli forces Continue Collective Punishment Policy against fishermen, Arrest 10 Fishermen and Confiscate 5 Boats

Ref: 28/2016 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli escalation of attacks against fishermen in the Gaza Sea; the last of which was against a group of fishing boats in the northern Gaza Sea.  During this attack, Israeli naval forces arrested 10 fishermen and confiscated 5 fishing boats.  PCHR considers these attacks as part of the collective punishment forms Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and target fishermen's livelihoods.  PCHR calls upon the International community to intervene to protect Palestinian fishermen and violations against them and direct attacks against them and their property. According to PCHR's investigations, at...

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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (01 November - 31 December 2015). All attacks took place within 6 nautical miles. PCHR documented 22 shooting incidents, due to which, 2 fishermen were wounded and a fishing boat was damaged. Moreover, PCHR documented 6 shelling incidents and Israeli gunboats chasing fishing boats in the Gaza Strip waters. As a result, Israeli naval forces arrested 29 fishermen, including a child, and confiscated 8 fishing boats. Thus, the Israeli naval forces' attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea in 2015 increased...

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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

12 November 2015 Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period[1] (01-31 October 2015). All attacks took  place within the distance of 6 nautical miles. PCHR documented 6 shooting incidents and one shelling incident. It also documented incidents in which Israeli gunboats chased the Palestinian fishing boats while sailing in Gaza waters, due to which, they arrested two fishermen and confiscated their fishing boats in those incidents.  The Israeli naval forces did not comply with the ceasefire agreement concluded between Israel and Palestinian armed groups under Egyptian auspices on 26 August 2014. This...

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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

  Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (01-30 September 2015), including 7 shooting incidents that resulted in wounding a child accompanying his father on Beit Lahia shore. Moreover, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) documented 3 shelling incidents by Israeli gunboats and a crash incident due to which fishing boat was drowned.  The Israeli naval forces did not comply with the ceasefire agreement concluded between Israel and Palestinian armed groups under Egyptian auspices on 26 August 2014.  This agreement includes allowing Palestinian fishermen to sail within 6 nautical miles in...

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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

  Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (01 July - 31 August 2015). PCHR documented 13 shooting incidents in which 3 fishermen were wounded while sailing on the sea. It also documented incidents in which Israeli Naval forces arrested 10 fishermen and confiscated 5 Palestinian fishing boats and fishing nets. Moreover, Israeli Naval forces damaged a Palestinian fishing boat during those attacks.  The Israeli naval forces did not comply with the ceasefire agreement concluded between Israel and Palestinian armed groups under Egyptian auspices on 26 August 2014. This agreement includes...

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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

15 July 2015   Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (01-30 June 2015), including 10 shooting incidents that resulted in wounding 4 Palestinian fishermen while sailing off Beit Lahia shore in the north of the Gaza Strip, in addition to damaging fishing equipment and tools. Moreover, PCHR documented the detention of 14 fishermen and confiscation of five fishing boats and nets.   The Israeli naval forces have not complied with the ceasefire agreement concluded between Israel and Palestinian armed groups under Egyptian auspices on 26 August 2014.  This agreement includes allowing...

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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

09 June 2015   Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period[1] (01-31 May 2015), including 27 shooting incidents and 2 shelling incidents that resulted in wounding 7 Palestinian fishermen while sailing off Beit Lahia shore in addition to the damage of a fishing nets and equipment. PCHR also documented the arrest of fishermen and confiscation of a fishing boat in those incidents.   The Israeli naval forces did not comply with the ceasefire agreement concluded between Israel and Palestinian armed groups under Egyptian auspices on 26 August 2014.  This agreement includes allowing Palestinian...

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