The Israeli navy released, Friday, six fishers, who were assaulted and abducted, after the navy stormed their boats, in Palestinian territorial waters, in central Gaza, on Thursday.
Zakariyya Bakr, the head of the Fishers Committee at the Union of Agricultural Committees, said the six fishers were released at the Erez (Beit Hanoun) Crossing, in the northern part of the coastal region.
The six are Mohammad Abdul-Mo‚Äôty al-Habeel, Rami Abdul-Mo‚Äôty al-Habeel, Abdul-Mo‚Äôty Ibrahim al-Habeel, Ali Ayman al-Habeel, Fayez Abu Fool and Ahmad Mohammad al-‚ÄėArayshy.
Although the navy released the six kidnapped fishers, it refused to return their fishing boat.
On Friday morning, Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian farmers in two areas in several parts of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza.
On Friday at dawn, the soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian man in Shu‚Äôfat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded the towns of Beit Fajjar and Za‚Äôtara, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped one Palestinian.