extracts from PCHR weekly report 7/7 - 14/7/2010
Thursday, 08 July 2010
At approximately 06:30, Israeli gunboats stationed off the coast of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at a number of Palestinian fishing boats. Soon afterwards two gunboats besieged a small fishing boat; on board were 'Ammar As'ad al-Sultan, 17, and Tamer Mohammed Zayed, 27. Israeli troops ordered the two fishermen to sail towards a moorage known as "al-Rafsouda," nearly 1,500 meters to the northwest. When the two fishermen arrived at the moorage, Israeli troops ordered them to tie the boat to it, take their clothes off and jump into the water, which they did. The two fishermen were then taken into custody by the Israeli forces and transported to the Israeli port of Ashdod, where they were detained and interrogated. The two fishermen were released at approximately 17:00 at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
At approximately 19:10, Israeli gunboats stationed off the coast of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. The Palestinian fishermen were forced to sail back to the beach and no casualties were reported.