October 19th, 2008
Gazan territorial waters, 18th October 2008
At approximately 12:30, a Palestinian fishing vessel from the port in Gaza City, was trawling 6km off the coast of Deir Al Balah. An Israeli Dvora class gunboat (no. 831) approached the fishing boat, began circling it and opened fire. The incident lasted several minutes and was witnessed and documented by a human rights observer with the International Solidarity Movement - who was present on the Palestinian boat. A short video of the incident is posted here.