Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Palestinian fisherman shot, 3 detained off Gaza coast


Israeli naval forces shot and injured a Palestinian fisherman and detained three others off the coast Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip early Tuesday, sources said.

Head of the fishermen’s union Nizar Ayyash told Ma’an the forces opened fire on the fishermen while they were working at sea within the nine-mile fishing zone designated by the Israeli authorities.

The injured fisherman was released by the naval forces and taken to the hospital for medical treatment while three others were detained, Ayyash said.

An Israeli spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into the reports.

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