Spokesman for the Kamal Udwan Hospital said the fisherman was identified as Mansour Baker, and that his body was brought to the hospital from the As-Sudanieyah area in northern Gaza.
Adham Abu Selmieyah said Baker had been hit in the chest by gunfire from an Israeli naval ship maintaining the sea blockade on the coastal enclave.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said warships fired warning shots at a fishing boat heading north into Israeli waters, and called on the boat to return to the three-nautical-mile fishing limit.
When the boat failed to return, the spokeswoman said, soldiers fired directly at the vessel. "The boat returned to the permitted area after it was fired on," she said, while a second spokeswoman said the navy had opened an investigation into whether a direct hit had been made on fishermen.
Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli occupation navy in Gaza
|[ 24/09/2010 - 03:33 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead Friday morning by the Israeli occupation navy off the shores of the Shati' refugee camp to the West of Gaza city according to Palestinian medical sources.
Adham Abu Selmeyyah, the medical services media coordinator, said that fisherman Muhammad Mansur Baker, a 20 year old resident of the Shati' refugee camp, died as a result of being shot by Israeli occupation marines on naval boats off the Gaza coast while he was going about his business in the Gaza sea.
Abu Selmeyyah said in a statement that Baker was taken to Kamal Odwan hospital, but he was already dead.
IOF Gunboats Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boat; Kill Fisherman in North Gaza
At app. 9:15am on Friday 24 September 2010, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on a Palestinian fishing boat carrying four fishermen from the Bakir family. The shooting occurred opposite the As-Sudaniya area in the North Gaza district. As a result, a fisherman, Mohammed Mansour Omar Bakir, 20, was injured in the chest. His relatives carried him to Kamal Odwan Hospital where he dies soon after arrival. The fishermen are residents of the Al Shati' refugee camp in the west of Gaza City.