Photo of the Week: A fisherman in Gaza inspects his leg

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Photo credit: Mohamed El-Reefi
Date taken: January 16, 2013
Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine

A fisherman rests and inspects his leg before leaving the Gaza City’s mina, or port.

The fishing industry had been relatively lucrative before Israel’s blockade on Gaza. After Israel limited Gazan fishermen and fisherwomen to just 3 nautical miles, it became difficult to catch enough fish to make a profit or even to afford gasoline for the motor at the back of their small boats. Worse, Palestinian fishermen and fisherwomen have been shot at, flooded, and their boats capsized by the Israeli Navy. But fish remains a staple part of Gaza’s cuisine, even if the fish markets aren’t as busy as they once were.

There is one comment

  1. Fishing is not just a sport

    There are so many here in the land of gluttony who don’t bother fishing for sustenance because they don’t have to. If they only knew what it was like to survive two days without food, or water, their minds would be open more to the plight of this young fisherman, and everyone else caught between a rock, and Israel. I hope and pray for a fortunate future for this man and the millions like him. God Bless Palestine.

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