Sunday, December 23, 2012

Israeli Gunboats Open Fire at Palestinian Fishing Boats and Arrest Two

Al Mezan


At approximately 3:30 pm on Sunday 23 December 2012, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast about five nautical miles away from the shore opposite the harbor west of Gaza city. According to Al Mezan’s field investigation, the IOF ships surrounded one Palestinian fishing boat, opened fire, and then forced two fishermen to take off their clothes and swim towards them.  The IOF confiscated the boat and arrested Mohammed Zidan, 31, and his brother Zidan, 26, and took them to an unknown destination.  At approximately 10:30 pm on the same day, the IOF released the fishermen at Erez crossing and

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