Friday, January 15, 2010

Fishermen: Israeli warships fire on boats in three locations

Gaza – Ma'an – Israeli war boats opened fire on Gaza's fishermen and their boats on the shores of the central Gaza Strip, further south near Khan Younis and again in the Rafah coastal area on Friday morning, dozens of witnesses reported.

Locals said boats quickly returned to shore, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, while one of the targeted fishermen condemned the act, saying the warships fire on fishermen only to prevent them from making a living and supporting their families.

Israeli military spokespeople could not be reached for comment.