Wednesday, December 16, 2009

PCHR weekly report 10-15/12/2009: 5 fishermen abducted by Israeli Navy

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

At approximately 14:30, Israeli gunboats opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat.  They then besieged the boats.  They forced 5 Palestinian fishermen who were on the boat to jump into water and arrested them:

1.    Mohammed Sa'id Abu Riala, 23;
2.    'Aatef Sa'id Abu Riala, 23;
3.    Mahmoud Sa'id Abu Riala, 18;
4.    Fakher 'Emad Abu Riala, 23; and
5.    Ramadan al-'Aklouk, 22.

The boat was also damaged.  Israeli naval troops took the fishermen and the boat to the Israeli Ashdod Harbor.  The fishermen were interrogated there and were released at approximately 00:30 on Wednesday, 16 December 2009.