|[ 27/10/2011 - 07:00 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli navy forces detained two Palestinian fishermen off the coast of central Gaza on Thursday morning, the chief of Palestinian fishermen Nizar Ayesh said.
He told the Quds Press that an Israeli frigate fired at the Palestinian fishing boat before steering it and two fishermen on board to Asdod port.
Ayesh said that Israel was acting without fear of any deterrence and attacking and arresting Palestinian fishermen at will.
The ministry of agriculture in Gaza condemned the incident and held the Israeli occupation authority fully responsible for the lives of both men.
It said that the Israeli navy attacked the fishing boat while at work only one nautical mile off the Gaza coasts.
Israeli warplanes had earlier Thursday raided a container on the Khan Younis beach, south of Gaza Strip, and destroyed it and all fishing equipment inside it.