20:00, 20th October, 2008 – Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian fishermen are currently under attack by Israeli naval forces in Al-Mina, Rafah.
The Israeli navy is firing at the beach and at fishermen in the water, damaging their nets and forcing them to retreat onto the land. Live ammunition is as well being fired at fishermen on the beach.
Since October 2006 the Israeli navy have enforced a 6 mile fishing limit, despite the Oslo agreements designating a 20 mile limit. However, the Israeli navy regularly attack fishing boats as little as three miles out.
Tonight, however, the Israeli attacks on Gaza’s fishermen are taking place on the shore of Rafah, constituting a major breach of the current ceasefire.