Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Report: 6 fishermen detained off Gaza shore

TEL AVIV (Ma’an) -- Israel's navy intercepted a Palestinian fishing boat on Monday night, said to have been approaching Israeli territorial waters in the northern Gaza Strip, a military official told Radio Israel.

The official said six were detained for questioning about a "suspicious object" being dragged behind the small vessel.

The object sank to the seabed before it could be investigated, he added.

Israeli navy arrests six Palestinian fishermen
[ 28/12/2010 - 10:38 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli navy forces on Monday night detained six Palestinian fishermen after intercepting their fishing boat off the coast of northern Gaza Strip, Radio Israel reported.
It quoted army sources as saying that investigations were underway to determine the nature of a submerged suspicious object that the fishing boat was dragging.
The sources claimed that the object was spotted using underwater technological equipment used by the navy to detect infiltration attempts.
Israeli security sources said that the arrest of Palestinians at sea was the first in a year, adding that they might be released after completion of interrogation.

Six Fishermen Kidnapped Near Israeli Shore

Tuesday December 28, 2010 07:21 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli military sources reported on Monday at night that six Palestinian fishermen were detained by the Navy after their approached an Israeli shore close to the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
File - Maan Images
File - Maan Images

The sources added that the Navy is currently interrogating the fishermen and claimed that they dropped an unknown object near the shore.

The army claimed that the boat was dragging the object before cutting it loose into the sea.

The object was discovered by special underwater sensors the Israeli Navy uses. It's nature remained unknown until the time of this report.

Israeli Piracy continues: 6 Palestinian fishermen abducted

Gaza, December 28, (Pal telegraph) – Israeli occupation forces seized 6 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza shore northern the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli naval forces opened its heavy machine guns against the innocent fishing boats. The act is considered as direct piracy as it took place within the Palestinian territorial waters. Israeli sources tried to cover up the incident by announcing that the fishermen were sailing beside unknown body. After shooting and causing a case of fear across fishing boats, the army captured illegally 6 Palestinian fishermen to unknown place. Israeli army regularly hinders the work of Palestinian fishermen. Instead of allowing them to fish in the Palestinian waters, Israeli naval forces storm these waters and attack them. More than dozens were killed and many others were injured, others were captured in the past few years. Israel imposes a naval blockade along the tight blockade over Gaza. Palestinians in Gaza are not allowed to sail into or out of these waters. Although, Israel pretended that it has withdraw entirely from Gaza back in 2005, it remains in control of Gaza borders, especially the waters. Israeli acts are considered to be direct piracy. Many ships tried to send food to Gaza were either attacked or confiscated leaving Gazans suffer grim results of the siege. PT Editing Team