Israeli Navy Injures One Palestinian Fisher, Kidnaps Four Others, In Gaza Waters

31 May
2:18 PM

Palestinian medical sources have reported that one fisher was shot and injured by Israeli navy fire, and four others were kidnapped, after the navy ships attacked them in Gaza waters, near the shore of Wadi Gaza area, southwest of Gaza city.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) quoted a fisher stating that the Israeli navy fired many live rounds, targeting several fishing boats, wounding one fisher, before the soldiers kidnapped him along with four others.

WAFA added that the navy confiscated two fishing boats that were attacked by its fire, after abducting the fishers.

Updated From — May 31, 2016 @ 11:34:

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza, Kidnaps Four Fishers

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday at dawn, targeting a number of Palestinians fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in different parts of the coastal region, causing damage to at least two boats, and kidnapped four fishers.

The WAFA News Agency said Israeli navy ships fired several live rounds on fishing boats, less than six nautical miles from the coast in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city. At least two boats were hit, and the fishers sailed back to shore, fearing additional escalation.

A similar attack took place in Palestinian waters in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, forcing the fishers back to shore.

In addition, the navy ships surrounded two fishing boats in Gaza Sea, and boarded them before kidnapping four fishers, and confiscating their boats.

On Monday, Israel unilaterally decreased the fishing zone in the areas extending between Gaza Valley and Rafah to six nautical miles, less than two months after increasing it to nine.

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