According to the sources, the Israeli gunboats targeted in the morning a group of fishermen and their boats near the city of
Israeli gunboats fire at Palestinian fishing boats
|[ 01/04/2009 - 04:47 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli gunboats on Wednesday opened machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coasts of Gaza city causing material damage but no casualties were reported.
Eyewitnesses said that a number of fishermen who were at sea at time of the incident were forced to head to the shore because of the intensified shooting.
The Israeli occupation authority prohibits Palestinian fishing at a distance beyond 3 nautical miles while before the Gaza siege the fishermen were allowed to fish as far as 20 nautical miles.
In another development in Gaza, a Palestinian young woman in her twenties died on Wednesday because of severe burns in the lower part of her body, which she suffered over the past week and could not travel abroad for treatment because of the Israeli siege, medical sources reported.
They added that with the death of Abir Al-Agha the number of siege victims thus rose to 313.