Israeli tanks enter Gaza border area, navy fires at fishermen

12:00 Apr 24 2014 al-Qarara and Gaza territorial waters

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six Israeli military tanks on Thursday entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

The tanks crossed into Gaza in an area called al-Qarara, north of Khan Younis, and leveled agricultural fields before leaving.

Three helicopters were seen hovering at a low altitude during the incursion.

Meanwhile, Israel's navy opened fire at fishermen off the coast of northern Gaza, locals said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said a "Palestinian vessel deviated from the designated fishing zone. Naval forces called at them to stop and fired warning shots in the air. Once it failed to comply, naval forces approached the vessel and the fishermen were taken for questioning."

Local activists named the fishermen as Hamdi Sultan and Muhammad Zayid.

In the Oslo Accords, Israel agreed to a 20-nautical-mile fishing zone off Gaza's coast but it imposed a 3-mile limit for several years, opening fire at fishermen who strayed further.

Israel has controlled Gaza waters since its occupation of the area in 1967, and has kept several warships stationed off the coast since 2008.

Credibility: UP DOWN 0
Leave a Comment
Security Code:
15 + 6 =

Additional Reports

Over 500 Bodies Uncovered in Mass Graves at al-Shifa and Nasser Hospitals

12:00 Apr 22, 2024

al-Shifa Hospital complex (مستشفى الشفاء) and Nasser Hospital (مستشفى ناصر), 1.17 Kms

Army Invades Palestinian Farmlands In Northern Gaza

06:00 Jun 21, 2022

near Beit Lahia (بيت لاهيا) and Gaza's territorial waters off Rafa (رَفَح), 1.38 Kms

Ongoing Onslaught on Gaza, Israeli Missiles Killed 18608, Injured 5000, Since October 7

12:00 Dec 14, 2023

Gaza (غزة): Rafa (رَفَح), Khan Younis (خان يونس), Deir Al-Balah (دير البلح), the Nusseirat (النصيرات) & Shati (الشاطئ) refugee camps, Gaza City (غَزَّة), Jabalia (جباليا), 1.55 Kms

[Day #37}: Israeli Missiles Kill Dozens Of Palestinians, Injure Hundreds, In Gaza

12:00 Nov 12, 2023

al-Shifa Hospital complex (مستشفى الشفاء), Deir al-Balah (دير البلح), Khan Younis (خان يونس), Rafa (رَفَح), & Jalabia (مخيّم جباليا), 1.93 Kms

379 Palestinians, 1 Israeli Soldier Killed in Gaza on Sunday

18:00 Oct 22, 2023

Jabalia (جباليا), Gaza City (including Al-Shifa & Al-Quds Hospitals), Al-Bureij (مخيّم البريج), An-Nusseirat (مخيّم النصيرات), Khan Younis (خان يونس), & Rafa (رَفَح), 1.93 Kms