At approximately 7:10 am on Monday 13 February 2012, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on 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 boats and surrounded them. The IOF ordered two fishermen on the boats to take off their clothes and swim towards the Israeli vessels. The IOF then arrested the men and confiscated their boat and fishing nets. Al Mezan has identified the two detained as follows:
· Jamal Ramadan Jamal As-Sultan, 60, and
· His son Fadel, 22.
They nets were still in detention as of publication of this news item at 2:30 pm on Monday 13 February 2012.