Thursday, November 5, 2009

PCHR weekly report 29/10-4/11: 1 fisherman wounded by israeli gunfire

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

At approximately 11:30, IOF gunboats fired several shells at a Palestinian fishing boat which was approximately 300 meters from Rafah port. Belal Mohammed Khalil al-Najja, 23, from the Swedish village, sustained wounds by a bullet to the abdomen. Al-Najjar was transferred to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah for treatment. Medical sources described his wounds to be moderate.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ministry: Gaza fisherman shot by Israeli navy

Published yesterday (updated) 04/11/2009 22:01
Gaza – Ma’an – Israeli naval forces shot a Palestinian fisherman on Wednesday whilst he was fishing near Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

The Agriculture Ministry in Gaza stated that fisherman Bilal Muhammad An-Najjar, 20, was shot in the stomach by Israeli naval officers.

The ministry stated that An-Najjar was fishing one km from the Rafah shore line and was taken to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital, describing his injuries as moderate.

Additionally, the ministry remarked that the Israeli occupation holds responsibility for the fishermen’s lives.

Israeli military officials said they were investigating the claim.