Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fisherman Wounded By Israeli Navy Fire

Wednesday March 16, 2011 21:09 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources reported that a local fisherman was shot and wounded on Wednesday at noon by Israeli navy fire near the Gaza shore.
File - Palestinian fishing boats - Maan Images
File - Palestinian fishing boats - Maan Images

The sources added that the navy opened fire at a number of Palestinian fishing boats close to the shore wounding one, and causing damage to a number of boats.

The wounded fisherman was moved to a local hospital; his injuries were described as moderate.

In recent years, dozens of fishermen were killed and injured by Israeli navy fire, while several fishermen were kidnapped.



Israeli Gunboats Fire at Palestinian Fishing Boats in Beit Lahyia, One Person Injured

At approximately 11am on Wednesday, 16 March 2011, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the sea opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats north of Al-Waha resort off the coast of Beit Lahyia town in the North-Gaza district.   
 As a result, Yaser Naser Fadel Baker, 18, was injured by a bullet to  the right side of his torso. According to Al Mezan's field investigations, Yaser, his father, and his brother were on board a hasaka (small boat) which was about 2 kilometers south to the separation fence when the Israeli gunboats opened fire. The firing scared the fishermen on the boats and they sailed to land immediately.