At approximately 10:30 am on Tuesday 19 February 2013, Israeli naval
vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats
off the coast northwest of Al Waha resort—near the maritime border—west
of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza district.
In their affidavits to Al Mezan, one of the fishermen stated that a
big Israeli boat and two inflatable boats 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 Mahmoud Mousa Sa’adallah and Mohammed Shehda Sa’adallah (23 and
50 respectively). They were about 400 one nautical mile way from the
coastline and about 400 meters away from the illuminated buoys which
form a line demarcating the no-go zone for Palestinian fishermen.