Israeli attack on Palestinian fishermen
February 4th, 2010 • News
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reports that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) escalated its attacks against Palestinian fishermen. Today, Tuesday 2 February 2010, IOF naval vessels opened heavy fire at fishermen boats, followed them to the beach, and torn their fishing nets in the sea.
It is six in the morning at the main port in Gaza City and the sun’s not yet up. From the town itself the call to prayer rings out over the water. A pink sky slowly creeps out over the minarets and tower blocks.
It’s early but for the fishermen of Gaza City it’s all hands on deck. The first boats are just coming in.
Weather-worn workers unload crates of shrimps, crabs and sardines on to waiting donkeys and carts.
The trouble is, the catch is not what it used to be. – read more…