Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Israeli navy seizes two Gaza fishermen

Date: 26 / 05 / 2009 Time: 12:17

Gaza – Ma’an – The Israeli Navy seized two Palestinian fishermen from a small boat off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, according to witnesses.

Fisherman Nizar Ayyash told Ma’an that an Israeli gunboat stopped the fishermen at sea and took three of them on board their own ship: Nahed Hassan Hassouneh and Muhammad Abdel Salam Hassouneh. Both are from the Tal As-Sultan area of the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Witnesses also said that Israeli navy ships fired on Palestinian fishing boats in the Rafah harbor early on Tuesday, causing no injuries.


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IOF Gunboats Detain Fishers at Rafah Beach

At app. 9.30am on 26 may 2009, the IOF gunboats opened heavy fire and launched artillery shells at Palestinian fishing boats at Rafah beach, but no injuries were reported. They also detained two fishermen; 38-year-old Nahed Abd Ar-Rahman Hasouna and Mohammed Abd As-Sala and took them to an unknown destination.

Israeli navy kidnaps Palestinian fishermen off Gaza shore

Tuesday May 26, 2009 16:25 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News
Israeli naval forces kidnapped on Tuesday morning two Palestinian fishermen off the Rafah shores, southern Gaza Strip.

Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City May 2008 Wissam Nassar - MaanImages
Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City May 2008 Wissam Nassar - MaanImages

Local sources said that the two men where stopped by navy boats then were kidnapped an taken to unknown locations.

Meanwhile Israeli navy opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats as they were ready to leave Rafah see port on Tuesday at dawn, damage was reported but no injuries.