At approximately 1:00 pm on Wednesday 16 January 2013, 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 boat sustained damaged from the bow and it is owned
by Sha’aban Adnan Abu Riyala, 31, who lives in Ash-Shate’ refugee camp.