Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Israeli army storms Gaza shores, 5 fishermen arrested

gaza_port_021Palestine, September 23, 2009, (Pal Telegraph)-Official sources reported that five Palestinian fishermen have been arrested today on Wednesday morning and seized their boats near the coast of Gaza City.
The sources added that the fishing boats have been surrounded by Israeli gunboats, questioned the fishermen, and then took them and their boats to an unknown destination.
It is noteworthy that the Israeli boat set only a distance of 3 miles access for the fishermen to sail and get their livelihood. This very limited area of fishing has been gravely affecting the fishermen to fish good quality of fishing.
One boat which was confiscated, was related to the family of Zaki Abu Oa'dwa. He lives in the north of Gaza, Al Swdania district. Eyewitnesses reported that the boat of Zaki Abu Oa'dwa was in the allowed area of fishing and the Israelis forced him and arrested his boat.
Additionally, it is reported that the Israeli gunboats fired some missiles toward the fishermen but with no casualties, which forced them to get back and stop fishing.
It is worth mentioning that the Gaza fishermen experience daily violation and aggression on their access to get their livelihood.
From Ayman Quader
PT reporter in Gaza

Israeli navy kidnaps five Palestinian fishermen off Gaza City shores

  Wednesday September 23, 2009 15:40 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News & Agencies 
Israeli navel forces kidnapped on Wednesday midday five Palestinian fishermen off Gaza City shores.

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 reported that navy boats intercepted a fishing boat while people inboard were fishing and kidnapped all five of them and took them to an Israeli nearby port.

The director of the Palestinian fishermen union, Nizar Ayash, told reporters that the Israeli military attack Palestinian fishing boast while in the Palestinian territorial waters.

He added that the Israeli military is trying to minimize the distance that Palestinian fishermen can reach to fish.