extracts from PCHR weekly report 11/2-17/2/2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
At approximately 06:45, Israeli gunboats fired at 2 fishing boats that were sailing opposite to al-Waha Resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. Four Palestinians were on board of the fishing boats. Two gunboats surrounded the Palestinian fishing boats and forced them to sail towards Israel. IOF confiscated the boats and arrested the fishermen who are: Sharif Mohammed al-Abed al-Sultan, 37, Samih Rajab al-Abed al-Sultan, 23, ‘Awad Ghaleb al-Sultan, 21, and Fadal Jamal al-Sultan, who are all from Beit Lahia town. At approximately 19:00 on the same day, IOF released Sharif al-Sultan and Samih al-Sultan through Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the north of the Gaza Strip, while the other fishermen are still detained.