A Palestinian security source reported, on Saturday at dawn, that the Israeli Navy fired at a Palestinian fishing boat killing near the Gaza Shore, killing one resident, while another resident went missing.
A medical source at Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital, in Rafah, identified the killed resident as Natheer Farhat, 37, from Al Mawassi area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Farhat died of his wounds at the hospital.
An Israeli military source claimed that soldiers identified two Palestinians swimming towards the shore in possession of equipment suspected as weapons’; army claims that soldiers fired at them after they ignored ordered to stop.
The source added that the two “carried equipment attached to their body”; the equipment was suspected to be weapons.
Last Saturday, Israeli Navy killed a Palestinian fisherman in the same area; soldiers claimed that he allegedly attempted to transfer weapons or smuggle a wanted person; neither was found after the resident was shot and killed.
Also, the Israeli Navy shelled a Palestinian Navy headquarters in Rafah earlier on Saturday; one officer was injured.
The injured officer was identified as Mahmoud Khaleefa, 23.
In a separate incident, Israeli tanks and artillery fired at least three shells at Al Faraheen areas in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, no injuries.
Several areas were also shelled in northern Gaza.