In photos: Gaza fishermen undertake protest flotilla to tell Israel — ‘Return the stolen boats!’

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The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) rallied on the Mediterranean Sea between the Gaza seaport and Beit Lahia to protest Israeli naval attacks on Palestinian fishermen and demand the return of fishing boats seized by Israel. (Photo: Joe Catron)

Several hundred Palestinian fishermen rallied on the Mediterranean Sea Sunday, March 3rd, sailing a flotilla of more than 50 boats from the Gaza seaport to the northern town of Beit Lahia and back to demand the return of 36 fishing boats seized by Israel.

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The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) organized the event to protest Israeli naval attacks on Palestinian fishermen.

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Israel has continually attacked Gaza fisherman and stolen their fishing boats, impacting the lives and livelihood of countless Gazans who depend on their boats to sustain their families and community.

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The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)  March 3,2013 event (Photo Joe Catron)

“Return the stolen boats,” Gaza fishermen tell Israel in the protest flotilla.

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GAZA, PALESTINE, March 3 – The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) rallied on the Mediterranean Sea between the Gaza seaport and Beit Lahia to protest Israeli naval attacks on Palestinian fishermen and demand the return of fishing boats seized by Israel. (Photo: Joe Catron)
About Joe Catron

Joe Catron is a US activist in Gaza, Palestine, where he works with Palestinian groups and international solidarity networks, particularly in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and prisoners' movements. He co-edited The Prisoners' Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag, an anthology of accounts by detainees freed in the 2011 prisoner exchange, blogs at joecatron.wordpress.com and tweets at @jncatron.

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