Thursday, April 22, 2010

Israeli gunboats open fire at Gazan fishing boats

Gaza, April 22, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - Israeli armed boats opened fire today at Palestinian fishing boats in northern Gaza waters.
The Israeli gunboats opened heavy fire towards dozens of Palestinian fishing boats on Al-Sodaneya and Al-Shati coastal areas, north of Gaza Strip, which enforced the fishermen to retreat to the cost, no casualties were reported.
Yesterday, the fisherman, Youssef Hossam Habbash, 15, is a resident of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, was transferred to Abu Yousef  Al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip wounded by a live bullet in his right hand due to his exposure to Israeli gunboats fire off Rafah coast.
Israeli gunboats stationed in the waters of Gaza target Palestinian fishing boats on a daily basis, claiming that they sail beyond the allowed distance of three miles.