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Israeli warships 'fire at Gaza fishermen,' 2 injured in boat collision
Published Wednesday 07/05/2014 (updated) 09/05/2014 22:23
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian fishermen were injured late Tuesday when fishing boats collided after being fired upon by Israeli warships off the coast of Gaza City, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that fishermen -- members of the al-Bakr family -- were taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment and the boats were seriously damaged.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was not familiar with the incident.

In the Oslo Accords, Israel agreed to a 20-nautical-mile fishing zone off Gaza's coast but has imposed a three-mile limit for several years, opening fire at fishermen who strayed 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.

There are some 4,000 fishermen in Gaza. According to a 2011 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross, 90 percent are poor, a 40 percent increase from 2008 resulting from Israeli limits on the fishing industry.
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1 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
07/05/2014 12:30
Oslo Accords don't count, because the Hamas government is at war with Israel and does not recognize the accords. Hamas doesn't recognize international laws and regularly violates them. Interesting that the word "Hamas" does not appear in this article at all.

2 ) Mel / Gaza
08/05/2014 13:12
@#1Hamas didn't shoot and wounded these fishermen!!!

3 ) Carlos / usa
09/05/2014 22:51
For Brian Cohen wounding or murdering unarmed civilians is just part normal relations. Maybe that explains why israelis demolish solar panels on Palestinian roof tops and bull doze wells which allow people to live on the land they own. I am sure Brian thought blowing up a family swimming on Gaza beach a few years ago is just fine. People like Brian are what make this world dangerous. I think Brian would have been a highly decorated Nazi storm trooper if he was German during WWII.
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