Official: Navy fires on Palestinian fishing boats

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli gunboats opened fire on Friday evening toward Palestinian fishing boats at sea near Beit Lahiya off the coast of northern Gaza; no injuries were reported.

Mahmud Al-Asi, head of the Tawfiq organization for fishermen, said the gunboats open fire regularly toward the fishing boats, forcing fishermen to head back to shore.

The fishermen have suffered a reduction in earnings due to the navy, he added.

(www.maannews.net / 07.10.2011)

 

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