Tuesday, 2 June 2015

3 Gaza fishermen shot, injured by Israeli navy

Three Palestinian fishermen were injured on Tuesday morning after Israeli naval forces opened fire on fishing boats off the coast of al-Sudaniyya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Speaker of the union of Gaza fishermen, Nizar Ayyash, told Ma'an that three fishermen from al-Shati refugee camp in the northwestern Gaza Strip had been moved to a hospital.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed two fishermen had been shot by Israeli forces.

She said that after their vessel "deviated from the designated fishing zone," Israeli naval forces called on them to halt, firing warning shots into the air, then into the water, and then "at the body of the vessel."

Still "refusing" to halt, she said that forces fired on their "lower extremities," and "two suspects" had been confirmed hit.

She had no information on a third fisherman. more


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