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Israel detained 4 Palestinian fishermen from Gaza

Fishermen sit together on a fishing boat at a shore in Gaza City, Gaza [Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency]
Fishermen sit together on a fishing boat at a shore in Gaza City, Gaza [Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli naval forces today detained four Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza City coast and seized their boats.

Head of Gaza’s Fishermen Union, Nizar Ayyash, told the Palestinian Information Centre that Israel’s gunboats opened fire at the fishermen who were sailing in two vessels north of Gaza’s seashore and towed their boats to Ashdod airport.

Ayyash identified the fishermen as Mohamed Ahmed Zayed and his son Tamer, along with Tawfiq Al-Sultan and Rafat Al-Sultan.

The attack comes just one day after the occupation authorities green-lighted the expansion of the fishing zone for Gaza’s fishermen.

The Israeli occupation navy continues to target Gaza fishermen on a daily basis, violating the ceasefire accord struck in the wake of the 2014 Israeli offensive on the besieged coastal enclave of Gaza.

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