Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Israeli navy detain 2 Gaza fishermen as 2 others remain in custody


Israeli naval forces detained two Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for the union of Gaza fishermen told Ma’an.

Nizar Ayyash said that Israeli gunboats obstructed a fishing boat off the coast from the town of Beit Lahiya, and detained Samih Zayid and his brother Ibrahim.

Israeli forces also confiscated the Zayid brothers’ boat, which was taken to the port of Ashdod in southern Israel.

An Israeli army spokesperson said she was looking into the report.

Israeli naval forces detained 10 Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday evening. Two were still in custody as of Tuesday.

Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Gaza working within the fishing zone, generally for alleged security reasons. more

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