Tuesday, February 14, 2012

IOF Arrests Palestinian Fisherman and Confiscates His Boat and Fishing Nets in North Gaza District


At approximately 6:30 am on Tuesday 14 February 2012, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast north of Al Waha resort, in the As-Sudaniya area in the west of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza district.  A number of Israeli naval vessels then approached the Palestinian fishing boat and surrounded it.  The IOF ordered a fisherman on the boat to take off his clothes and swim towards the Israeli vessels.  The IOF then arrested the man, Ahmed Mohammed Zayed, 26, and confiscated his boat and fishing nets.  At approximately 11:30 am on the same day, the IOF released the fisherman.  The boat and the fishing nets were still impounded as of publication of this news item at 10:15 am on Wednesday 15 February 2012.

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