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Israeli occupation forces opens fire at Palestinian fishermen and farmers in Gaza Strip

Israeli occupation forces boats opened fire today at Palestinian fishermen off the northern Gaza shores and soldiers fired teargas canisters at farmers in the south of the Gaza Strip

occupation boats opened fire and water hoses at fishermen sailing three nautical miles off the northern Gaza shore forcing them to return to shore. There were no reports of injuries.

In the south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters at Palestinian farmers attending to their lands east of Khan Younis, also forcing them to leave the area before being harmed.

Israeli occupation forces harassment of Palestinian fishermen and farmers near the borders is an almost daily occurrence aimed at discouraging them from proceeding with fishing, a vital source of income to thousands of Gaza families, and from attending to their lands near the border fence with Israel.