Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast, kill one

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According to a statement issued by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, only humanitarian, medical, and other exceptional cases will be permitted to travel from the Palestinian areas into Israel.

A Palestinian man was shot to death by Israel Navy forces Sunday after the vessel he was on sailed past the authorized fishing zone off the northern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said, Haaretz reports.

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". Two Israeli soldiers were also injured in the incident, broadcaster Channel 2 reported without explaining the nature of the injuries.

The deceased teenager was identified as 18-year-old Ismail Saleh Abu Reyala.

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As part of Israel's blockade off the coastal enclave since 2007, Palestinian fishermen have been required to work within a limited "designated fishing zone". Boats that exceed this limit are often treated as potential arms-smuggling vessels by the Israeli forces and may come under fire.

Over the past two years, Israel has detained dozens of Gaza fishermen who have strayed beyond the border, a senior naval commander said.

East Jerusalem has drawn world attention since U.S. President Donald Trump on December 6 officially recognized the holy city as the capital of Israel, triggering world outcry and protests across the Palestinian territories. The closure will include all of the crossings into the Gaza strip.

Earlier, a Palestinian schoolteacher told Ruptly video agency that he was savagely mauled by an Israeli military dog in a raid on his home in the West Bank.

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