Date: 27 / 05 / 2009 Time: 17:53
A statement from the group said Israeli warships surrounded Palestinian fishing boats off the northern coast of Gaza and then arrested the four. The arrests come a day after two other fishermen were seized from their vessel off the coast of Rafah, at the southern end of the Strip.
The statement denounced what it said were escalated attacks on Gazan fishermen and also called on Israel to return confiscated fishing boats.
An Israeli military spokesperson said he had no information on the reported detentions.
The IOF Detains Four Fishers in the Open Sea to the North of Beit Lahia Town
At app. 7.30 on 27 May 2009, the IOF, stationed on the open sea to the north of Beit Lahia Town, detained four fishermen who were fishing close to Al Waha tourist resort and took them to an unknown destination.