Israeli Navy kidnaps 10 Palestinian Fishers, Confiscates Five Boats

22 May
10:42 AM

Update: Sunday 23:10: The Israeli army released, on Sunday at night, all of the detained fishers.

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Sunday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in Gaza waters, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, kidnapped ten fishers, and confiscated five boats in two separate attacks.

Zakariyya Abu Bakr, the head of the Fishers Committees of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees said the kidnapped fishers have been identified as Rasem Ishaq Zayed, Mohammad Ishaq Zayed, Saqer Younis Zayed, Ayman Younis Zayed, Khaled Mahmoud Zayed, As’ad Mohammad Sultan, Mohammad Mahmoud Sultan and Ayman Mahmoud Sultan.

The fishers, who were kidnapped in the second attack, have been identified as Ahmad Mohammad Zayed and Ibrahim Zayed.

They were all taken to an unknown destination, after the navy towed their boats.

The attack is part of repeated Israeli violations against the fishers in the besieged coastal region, in addition to its attacks against Gaza farmers and workers, in Palestinian lands close to the border fence.

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