Thursday, 8 May 2014

Israeli warships 'fire at Gaza fishermen,' 2 injured in boat collision

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian fishermen were injured late Tuesday when fishing boats collided after being fired upon by Israeli warships off the coast of Gaza City, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that fishermen -- members of the al-Bakr family -- were taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment and the boats were seriously damaged.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was not familiar with the incident.

In the Oslo Accords, Israel agreed to a 20-nautical-mile fishing zone off Gaza's coast but has imposed a three-mile limit for several years, opening fire at fishermen who strayed further. more


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