Thursday, July 23, 2009

PCHR report 16/7-22/7/2009: 2 Gazan fishermen abducted by the Israeli Navy, later released

excerpt from PCHR weekly report No. 29/2009 (16 - 22 July 2009)
published on the 23rd of July 2009

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

At approximately 05:50, Israeli forces gunboats encircled a fishing boat approximately 500 meters away from Beit Lahia coast in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli naval troops arrested the two fishers, Qussai Mohammed al-Sultan, 30, and Ra'ed 'Awad al-Sultan, 24. They detained and interrogated them. During the interrogation, the Israeli forces attempted to convince the two fishers to collaborate with them in exchange for money. The two fishers were released at approximately 19:00.