Independent news reports upon The Palestine Crisis have repeatedly shown the manner in which the rogue state of Israel is waging war on the civilian population of Palestine. Nowhere is suffering more than in the open air prison known as The Gaza Strip.
For too many years the Zionist regime has enforced a blockade of this region, home to 2 million people. They have been denied clean water, sewage treatment, electricity, food, and peace by the incessant and hostile actions of the Israeli state. The World looks on but no government has so far tried to intervene in any meaningful way. Empty rhetoric is not doing much to protect the people of Gaza.
One of the sectors of society in Gaza that is regularly featured in news reports is the fishing industry. This is not a major commercial operation. The Israeli regime would never allow that. It is an industry built upon the livelihoods of individual men whose families have fished the seas off Gaza for generations. Israel would see that brought to an end.
There have been constant attacks upon the small fishing vessels that the fishermen of Gaza use. This has resulted in lives being lost; honest men with families to support and dreams snuffed out by Israeli brutality. Boats have been destroyed. A climate of fear has been created. It seems as if nothing is sacred to the storm-troopers of Israel, not even the traditions of the sea.
The following report introduces us to some of those fishermen caught up in Israel’s war upon the civilian population of Gaza. Rebel Voice hopes that in understanding, you will be better motivated to act.