This fact sheet, which covers the period from October 2011
to 29 February 2012,[1]
shows that there is a remarkable increase in Israeli attacks on the Palestinian
fishermen and their property.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)
documented 75 violations perpetrated by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF)
against Palestinian fishermen.  PCHR
documented 22 cases in which IOF fired at fishermen, including an incident in
which a fisherman was wounded and transferred to Shifa Hospital
for medical treatment.  In addition, PCHR
documented 13 incidents in which IOF chased Palestinian fishermen in the
sea.  In these incidents, IOF arrested 37
fishermen.  PCHR also documented 12
incidents in which IOF confiscated and/or damaged fishing boats and equipment.

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[1] This
fact sheet issued by PCHR is the fourth of its kind.  It addresses violations carried out by IOF
against the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip while practicing their
work.  For more details, see Fact Sheets at:
www.pchrgaza.org