Published: Thu, March 01, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

IDF announces West Bank closure for duration of Purim holiday

IDF announces West Bank closure for duration of Purim holiday

The IDF is investigating the incident. He added that the firing injured three fishermen, with one later pronounced dead.

Last year, Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed a deal to allow Palestinian fishermen to sail as far as nine miles off the Gaza Strip shores.

The soldiers allegedly called on the vessel to stop and fired warning shots before targeting the boat directly, the statement notes.

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International's new annual report says.

Hamas, for its part, which remains in de facto control of the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, has yet to officially comment on the recommendations.

The number of Palestinians who were killed in the fields of agriculture, fishing and commercial tunnels has reached 350, al-Kurd also said. Boats that exceed this limit are often treated as potential arms-smuggling vessels by the Israeli forces and may come under fire.

Palestinian government officials arrive in Gaza Strip Sunday to "follow up and push reconciliation steps", according to a statement by the government spokesperson.

The proposal was introduced by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked who has openly advocated for the genocide of the Palestinian people and recently said, "We're not in Judea and Samaria [occupied West Bank] in order to disappear one day". The IDF said that the troops "followed standard procedure and sent a search dog to locate people inside the establishment".

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