Thursday, March 24, 2011

PCHR weekly report 17/3 - 23/3/2011: 2 fishermen abducted, including 1 child, 1 boat stolen. Attack off shore Beit Lahia

extracts from PCHR weekly report 17/3 - 23/3/2011:

Sunday, 20 March 2011

At approximately 13:00, Israeli naval troops arrested two Palestinian fishermen who were sailing on board of a fishing boat nearly two nautical miles away from the seashore of Gaza City. The two fishermen were taken to the Israeli Ashdod Harbor. IOF released the two fishermen on the following day morning at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing, but kept their boat in custody. The two fishermen are: Nasser Fadel Baker, 45, and his 15-year-old child 'Allam.

 Tuesday, 22 March 2011

At approximately 23:20, Israeli gunboats stationed opposite to Beit Lahia seashore in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. Palestinian fishermen were forced to sail to the seashore and no casualties were reported.