Thursday, December 20, 2012
Because Making Coffee for Hamas, Gaza fishermen arrested Israel.not long after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement on 21 November, Israeli naval forces abducted 30 Palestinian fishermen from the waters of Gaza. They also destroyed and sank a fishing boat and seized nine fishing boats.
Because Making Coffee for Hamas, Gaza fishermen arrested Israel
Friday, December 21, 2012, 4:08 pm
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, not long after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement on 21 November, Israeli naval forces abducted 30 Palestinian fishermen from the waters of Gaza. They also destroyed and sank a fishing boat and seized nine fishing boats.
Quoted from Electronic Intifada, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported that 14 Palestinian fishermen who sail only three nautical miles from the Gazan waters arrested on December 1. Some fishermen even go to sea as far as two nautical miles when Israel attacked and arrested them. Ranged in age from 14-52 years, the fishermen are from poor families in Gaza.
According to representatives of the Fishermen Syndicate, Mifleh Abu Riyala, ceasefire agreed last month did not affect anything for the fishermen. "Under the ceasefire agreement, fishermen may go to sea for up to six miles further. But in fact the Israeli armed ships kept attacking us, whether we go to sea for up to six nautical miles or just three nautical miles, "he said.
Abu Riyala add, very difficult to catch fish within six nautical miles. "Many new fish after seven nautical miles. This is our sea. And to survive we must be able to access it, "he added.
Muhammad Baker, 70, had half a century to fishing. He remembers the days when the sea is open Gaza Palestinian fishermen and the fishing was not afraid to be attacked, arrested or killed by the Zionist forces. Two sons, Amar, 34, and Omar, 21, including 14 fishermen were arrested Zionist on December 1. Until now, Israel has not returned their fishing boat.
Like most fishermen of Gaza, living in camps Baker Beach, one of the highly populated refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Baker said Amar (his son) is married and has six children. Time of the attack, the Israeli armed boats fishing boats surrounded the Amar. "They made my son plunged into the sea and swam to one of the ship Israel. Amar then taken to Ashdod, a port in Israel, "said Baker.
Four days after Amar kidnapped, Baker went to the International Red Cross that one job was to visit and monitor the conditions of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. "They say that Amar forbidden to talk to anyone. He is being interrogated. Amar accused of involvement in the Palestinian resistance movement, "said Baker.
This accusation, said Baker, just because the previous work, which provides coffee or tea to Hamas officials. "For fishermen, there is no such thing as a cease-fire. We work and only produce 8 to 10 dollars a day to feed our families, "he said.
Editor: Endah Hapsari
Sources: Al-Aqsa friend
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