A Palestinian fisherman was injured, this past Saturday, by Egyptian gunfire off the coast of the Gaza Strip, according to a spokesman from the Gaza fishing community.’The fisherman was injured when Egyptian soldiers opened fire from a watch tower on naval border [between Egypt and the Gaza Strip],’ Nizar Ayyash, the head of Gaza’s Palestinian Fishermen’s Union, told Anadolu Agency.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that a fisherman was injured by the gunfire.
‘A 21-year-old fisherman sustained moderate injuries by gunfire off the coast of the southern Rafah city,’ ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu.
Egyptian authorities, however, have made no comment so far.
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