An Egyptian Navy boat hit a Palestinian fishing boat near the southern shoreline of the Gaza Strip, Wednesday, killing Mohamed Al Bardaweel, 44 years old, witnesses reported.The Hamas-run government accused Egypt of Intentionally killing the man. The Egyptian navy denied the accusation and said that vessel hit the fishing boat by mistake because the fisherman did not turn on his lights.
This is not the first time Hamas and Egypt trade accusations. Last week Hamas accused the Egyptian police of killing four tunnel workers at the southern Gaza Borders.
Hamas said the workers were killed by being gassed to death; Egypt denied and said that men were killed when the tunnel they work in caved on them.
More than 45 Palestinians have been killed in tunnels gassed by Egyptian police in the past few years, among nearly 145 killed in other tunnel incidents.