The report below is from Maria del mar
Ferndandez, one of the board members of Free Gaza. She will remain in
Gaza until the end of the year and will make periodic reports to us.
Contact her at 00 972 (0) 595 157 194
Gaza City, December 3, 2012: In
the last 4 days, Israelis have arrested 31 fishermen, destroyed a boat,
kept another one they say for three years, distroyed 4 motors of the
boats. They say also that Israelis are not shooting any more water
cannons but real fire, and when they arrest Palestinians, one of their
main interests in interrogations is to get information about
Most of the fishermen in the fishermen's union
and another fishing association decided the day before yesterday not to
go out to the sea, because they cannot bear that more fishermen are
arrested and the boats badly damaged. There is still one fisherman kept
in prison. The decision was also to wait for the next ten days so that
conversations in Cairo about the ceasefire are completed in order to be
sure of the 6 miles nautical miles. Most of the information is published
by PCHR in Gaza.
On Wednesday, December 5, fishermen and
internationals will demonstrate at the harbour, and we have been asked
to bring the flags of our own countries to make visible our support and
to spread the news as much as possible.
fishermen dared to go out fishing, because they said they preferred to
be dead rather than stop bringing food for their families.
for the farmers, they have been shot at in Beit Lahya where we wisited
one of the families, and also yesterday Israelis were shooting at
farmers and internationals in the buffer zone of Khan Younis. That's why
Rosa, the Italian international here, asked most of us today to go to
support them. But in the early morning they phoned that there was heavy
shooting (real fire of course) and they could not go to their lands in
these conditions, even accompanied by internationals. So, some of them
have gone just to interview the farmers.
The statement for the
European parliamentaries and to the world should be that Israel is
breaking dangerously the ceasefire as people cannot bear this situation
of being denied their most elemental rights to life, and security.
people have been dead since the "ceasefire", one in the South, and one
in the North with an unexploded bomb of the last attack.