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Israeli navy hunts Gaza fishermen

24 November 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza

Video of our international human rights observation boat outrunning the Israeli navy as it attempts to fire a watercannon on Palestinian fishing boats under 3 miles out to sea.

Publicly, Israel ‘allows’ fishermen in Gaza 3 miles in which to make a living. Today, as happens on most days they attacked 5 fishing boats at around 2.5 miles out, pursuing them until we were well under 2 miles away from the Gaza shore. For once, this regular occurrence was caught on camera.

For the first time in our boat’s history, we managed to escape.

This is what happened last time I was in this position.