Sunday, February 10, 2013

Israeli Gunboats Open Fire at Palestinian Fishing Boats and Arrest Four

Al Mezan


At approximately 10:00 am on Tuesday 10 February 2013, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast opposite As-Sudaniya area west of North Gaza district. According to Al Mezan’s field investigation, the IOF ships surrounded one Palestinian fishing boat, opened fire, and then forced four fishermen to take off their clothes and swim towards them.  The IOF confiscated the boat and arrested Amjad Tareq Baker, 20; his brothers Hitham and ‘Awad (22 and 16 respectively); and Thabet Mohammed Baker, 16. At approximately 5:00 pm on the same day, the IOF released the fishermen at Erez crossing but continued to hold their boat 

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