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Israel detains 4 fishermen off Gaza coast
Published Sunday 07/10/2012 (updated) 08/10/2012 13:19
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The Gaza strip is under a land and sea blockade. (MaanImages/File)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained four men fishing off the northern Gaza shore on Sunday morning.

Head of Gaza's fishing association Mahfouth al-Kabriti said gunboats seized Majed Fadel Baker, and his three sons Omran 26, Fadi 23, and Muhammad, 19, while they were on a fishing trip.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the boat breached the designated fishing zone and did not respond to warning shots by the Israeli navy.

The boat was taken to Israeli port Ashdod and the men are being held for security questioning, she said.

Under Israel's maritime blockade, Palestinians are forbidden from fishing more than three nautical miles from the coast.

A week ago, 22-year-old fisherman Fahmi Salah Abu Rayash died after he was shot by Israeli snipers stationed near the shore, Hamas officials said.





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1 ) Mel / USA
07/10/2012 15:58
Cowardly Israeli b**t*rds! That maritime blockade is ILLEGAL,& it's about time Israel was prosecuted under international MARITIME LAWS,for PIRACY,looting &destruction of Palestinian waters.EVERYTIME Israel's Navy is in Palestinian/Gazan waters it commits an ACT OF OFFENSIVE WAR,not defense.Defense against WHAT?Unarmed civilians?Fisherman & their YOUNG sons trying to catch clean fish in water that ISN'T POLLUTED by Israel's sh*t?SHAME ON U ISRAEL.Don't call on us,when YOUR TIDE TURNS!

2 ) gabi / australia
08/10/2012 07:28
can't have those fishermen making a living- same as can't have the West Bank farmers trying to make a living on their land, what with settlers rooting out their trees, burning their crops, etc. And these are God's chosen people behaving like this? what does that mean anyway? what this means to Israel is this - "we are the chosen - and the rest of you are crap!"
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