'When I Go to Work, I Expect to Be Killed:' The Terror of Being A Fisherman in Gaza
Palestine Speaks: Voices from the West Bank and Gaza
Malek, Cate; Hoke, Mateohttp://www.alternet.org/books/when-i-go-work-i-expect-be-killed-terror-being-fisherman-gaza
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16902
Approximately 4,000 Gazan fishermen rely on access to the open waters of the Mediterranean to make a living. Because of punitive restrictions imposed by Israel, the Gazan fishery has virtually collapsed. Over 90 percent of Gazan fishermen are living in poverty and dependent on international aid for survival. To pursue fish beyond the permitted range means to risk arrest, the confiscation of fishing boats, or even shooting by the Israeli navy.