Saturday, 31 January 2015

Israeli army kidnaps three Palestinians near Gaza

The Israeli army kidnapped, on Friday evening, three Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, claiming that the three men infiltrated into an area in the Eshkol Regional Council of Settlements.

The army said the three Palestinians entered the area through a gap in the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

It claimed that the kidnapped Palestinians “carried knives,” and have been moved to an Israeli security center for interrogation. more

Israeli navy opens fire at Gaza fishing boat

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli naval forces on Saturday morning opened fire at Palestinians fishing off the coast of Gaza, in yet the latest attack on residents of the beleaguered coastal enclave.

Fishermen told Ma'an that Israeli gunboats stationed off the coast of the al-Sudaniyya area of northwestern Gaza City opened fire at them.

They said that Israeli navy fired warning shots at one fishing boat "despite the fact that it was sailing within the six nautical miles in which Gaza fishermen are allowed to sail."

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an she was unfamiliar with the incident. more