Gaza Fisherman

©Gaza Fisherman a panel designed by Adham Jaber of Atfaluna. The Society for Deaf Children Gaza and embroidered by a member of The Society of Women Graduates,  Gaza

Gaza Fishermen

The Mediterranean Sea has for centuries yielded its fruits to the Gaza fishermen.  Fish has been the mainstay of the Gazan diet.

Israeli gunships hinder Palestinians when fishing off the Gaza coast. This has severely affected both the work of fishermen and food security for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Today thirty-thousand people are dependent on Gaza’s fishing industry.  Israeli naval forces have harassed those Palestinian fishing boats that have dared leave the dock.  Israeli gunboats have carried out hundreds of attacks shooting at fishing boats and forcing them back to shore or detaining those on board.