Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen, injuring 1
Published Saturday 26/04/2014 (updated) 27/04/2014 14:04
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli forces off the coast of the Gaza Strip early Saturday, security sources said.
Gaza security sources told Ma'an that Israeli naval squadrons off the coast of northern Gaza fired at a Palestinian fishing boat, hitting a man in the foot.
The man was taken to Kamal Udwan Hospital for treatment, the sources said.
An Israeli military spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
In the Oslo Accords, Israel agreed to a 20-nautical-mile fishing zone off Gaza's coast, but it has imposed a three-mile limit for several years, opening fire at fishermen who stray further.
Israel has controlled Gaza waters since its occupation of the area in 1967, and has kept several warships stationed off the coast since 2008.