Portuguese / Spanish / English

Update: Fishermen killed by Israel "had no weapons on or near them"

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES – [WARNING! YOU MAY FIND SOME OF THESE IMAGES DISTRESSING]

Further information about the killing of three Palestinian fishermen from Gaza has been made public. Israel Defence Forces sources claim that the three men were trying to infiltrate the Zionist state with intent to cause harm. However, official medical reports compiled by medics on the scene state that no weapons of any kind were found on or near the men who were killed. The men were working on the beach when they were hit by Israeli artillery fire.


A spokesman for the government in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, said: "The execution of three Palestinian fishermen in the northern Gaza Strip is a war crime and a crime against humanity. It was a premeditated operation by the Israeli occupational forces, despite the knowledge that the victims were indeed fishermen going about their lawful business on the beach near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza." Mr. Abu Zuhri added that the Israeli statement about the incident was "entirely false" and "an attempt to hide the facts."

MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad

Categories
Middle EastNews
Show Comments
Show Comments