extracts from PCHR weekly report 11/8 - 17/8/2011:
IOF continued to attack Palestinian fishermen and fishing boats in the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian fisherman was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.
Monday, 15 August 2011
At approximately 10:30, Israeli soldiers stationed on observation towers at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northwest of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia opened fire at a number of Palestinian fishermen who were fishing at the beach. As a result, a fisherman, Yassin ‘Ali Zayed, 41, from al-Salatin area in Beit Lahia, was wounded by a bullet to the right leg. Zayed was nearly 300 meters away from the border.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
At approximately 20:40, Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats opposite to Beit Lahia beach in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian fishermen were forced to sail back to the beach and no casualties were reported.