Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Monday evening, that a third Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli Navy fire, in Palestinian waters in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Two fishers were injured earlier Monday.The wounded fisher has been identified as Mohammad al-Bardaweel.
The navy also opened fired on several fishing boats, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Navy Attack Palestinian Fishermen; Two Injured
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:19:23
Two Palestinian fishermen were injured on Monday morning in two separate attacks by Israeli navy targeting Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters.
Mohammad Bakr, 26, was injured when his boat came under fire by Israeli navy ship near the northern Gaza shoreline. He sustained moderate wounds and was moved to hospital.
Few hours later Imad Bakr was injured by Israeli navy gunfire at the same location, local sources reported.
Since the truce deal between Palestinian armed groups and Israeli took effect last August, Israeli navy escalated its attacks targeting Palestinian fishermen of Gaza shoreline.
According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Israeli have conducted 35 attacks targeting fishermen in Gaza in the month of March alone.