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Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishermen In Gaza

Thursday March 14, 2013, the Israeli Navy attacked several Palestinian fishermen and fishing boats in the As-Sudaniyya coastal area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, No injuries have been reported but the fishermen had to go back home after being denied the right to fish.

Palestinian Fishing Boats - PalinfoPalestinian Fishing Boats – Palinfo

Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli Navy fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition at several fishing boats, and into the air in an attempt to force the fishermen back to the shore.

The fishermen were within the six-nautical mile area they are allowed to enter and fish, but the army attacked them.

The attack is similar to numerous attacks that led to dozens of casualties and significant damages. 

Under the Oslo accords in the mid-nineties, the Palestinians are allowed to fish in 20 nautical miles off the Gaza shore, but in 2008, Israel unilaterally reduced the fishing area to three nautical miles.

As part of the ceasefire agreement that ended the Israeli war on Gaza in November 2012, Palestinian fishermen were allowed to fish within six nautical miles off the Gaza coast, but the army continued to attack them in their allotted areas.


Newly released footage exposes Israeli attack on Members of Parliament

Media Release

March 5, 2013

Newly released footage exposes Israeli attack on Members of Parliament

Former Canadian MP was aboard the Swedish Ship to Gaza at the time and is available for comment

Video footage smuggled by the passengers of the Swedish Ship to Gaza, the Estelle, has now been digitally restored and released for the first time.  The video shows how Israeli masked commandos violently attacked and tasered peaceful civilian activists including Members of Parliament, refuting Israel's claims that attacks on civilian boats has been peaceful.

Canadian Jim Manly, former MP and retired United Church minister, was on Estelle when the ship was hijacked in international waters last October. He was jailed for four days in an Israeli prison. The press conference held upon his return to Vancouver can be viewed here.

Fishermen arrested and boat confiscated

19 February 2013 | Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Besieged Gaza, Palestine

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Navy’s escalation of attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip and expresses its deep concern for such escalation, which resulted in arresting two fishermen and confiscating their boat today.

According to gaza_fishing_boats_attackedPCHR’s investigations, at approximately 10:15 on Monday, 19 February 2013, an Israeli gunboat attacked a Palestinian fishing boat, boarding 2 fishermen, sailing 1 nautical miles off al-Sundaniya shore in the northern Gaza Strip.  The Israeli soldiers fired directly at the boat, cordoned it and ordered the fishermen on board to take their clothes off, jump into the water and swim towards the gunboat. Two fishermen were arrested: Mohammed Shihda Khalil Sa’d Allah (60) and his son, Mahmoud (23), from Jabalya town in the north of the Gaza Strip.  The Israeli forces confiscated their fishing boat as well.  Immediately after capturing them, the Israeli forces handcuffed the fishermen, blindfolded them and transported them to Ashdod seaport. Both fishermen are still under arrest.

Gaza: ceasefire NOW and End the Blockade

Israel, one of the largest military powers in the world, is unleashing its military might on the captive Palestinian population in Gaza. Unable to escape from their open-air prison because of the Israeli blockade, 1.6 million Palestinians in Gaza are condemned to be sitting targets for Israel's bombing and shelling. 
 The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. Over two thirds of the population are refugees who lost their homes to Israel in 1948 and 1967; over half of them are children. The weapons used to destroy their lives and communities are provided by American taxpayers with the active complicity and support of Canadian, Australian and European governments.

Emergency Global Actions for Gaza

This is an updating document (begun 11/14/12) compiled from latest available information. 
It is linked/cross-sourced as much as possible.
For additions or corrections tweet @riverdryfilm or @southsouth or @lobna or email southissouth [at] gmail [dot] com 
FRIDAY, 16th November
Aberystwyth (UK) | Aberystwyth University, 6:00 p.m. [link]
Albuquerque (USA) | UNM Bookstore, 5:00 p.m. [link]
Aosta (Italy) | Piazza Chanoux, 9:00 p.m. [link]
Athens (Greece) | Israeli Embassy, 5 p.m. [link]
Asheville (USA) | Vance Monument, 4:30 p.m. [link]
Belfast (Ireland) | International Wall Divis St., 5:30 p.m.
Benghazi (Libya) | Tahrir Square, 4:00 p.m. [link]
Berlin (Germany) | Brandenburger Tor, Pairser Platz 2:30 p.m.
Birmingham (USA) | 1400 University Boulevard, 1:30 p.m. [link]
Boston (USA) | Copley Square, 6:00 p.m. [link]
Bristol (UK) | The Fountains, 5:00 p.m. [link]
Brussels (Belgium) | Place de la Bourse, 4:00 p.m. [link]
Cairo (Egypt) | Mohamed Mahmoud st, 12:30 p.m. [link]
Cairo (Egypt) | Tahrir Square
Cairo (Egypt) | Mosireen (action meeting), 9:00 p.m. [link]
Calgary (Canada) | City Hall, 3:00 p.m. [link]

Hundreds of New Yorkers come out to denounce Israeli aggression on Gaza


Reported by  on November 15, 2012

Close to 1,000 New Yorkers came out in the cold earlier tonight to denounce Israel's escalation against the Gaza Strip. The emergency rally, organized in one day, was put together by a host of Palestine solidarity groups including Adalah-NY, Al-Awda NY, American Muslims for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine chapters and more. 

The rally was held across the street from the Israeli Consulate in Midtown Manhattan.

Read more and see photos…. 


Worldwide protests against Israeli aggression in Gaza

Mondoweiss gives a long list of protest against Israeli aggression in Gaza all over the world. If you can, join any of these rallies.

if you know of any other protest not listed please let us know at info@gazaark.org

Here is a video of one we could capture in Vancouver, Canada. 

Release: Estelle crew were beaten during the attack


Estelle crew were beaten during the attack and by interrogators

Canadian Jim Manly still in detention

for immediate release

Montreal, 20121022 – 22h00

As Jim Manly, former Canadian  MP (1980-88) and retired United Church Minister, continues to be detained in Israel with many of the other crew members of the Estelle, without any news about when he will be released.  This despite freeing the Greek, Italian and Spanish citizens who were on the Estelle and the release of Israeli activists after being detained and charged.

Elik Elhanan, one of the Israelis released, said that excessive force and tasers were used against them and that a Greek MP was beaten by Shabak Security Service interrogators.

David Heap interviewed on Israeli attack on Estelle

David Heap, Gaza’s Ark Steering Committee member, currently in Gaza attending an academic conference was interviewed by CTV News. 20 October 2012.