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PCHR Weekly Report: 3 Palestinians injured, 23 abducted this week

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, during the week of 09 – 16 April 2009, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank. Israeli forces abducted 23 Palestinians, including 3 children. 18 were abducted during military invasions in the West Bank, and 5 were abducted at Israeli checkpoints within the West Bank.

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Palestinian Agriculture Ministry: Gaza fishing boat was not booby-trapped

Posted in Attacks on Fishermen, Attacks on Israelis by Palestinians, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 15, 2009

The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that Israel’s account of Monday’s events was a “trumped up story aimed at escalating aggression against fishermen” and “an excuse for piracy and destruction.”

The Agriculture Ministry said it spoke with eyewitnesses who swore the boat contained no explosives, and that it exploded only when an Israeli warship shelled it.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37107

Israeli gunboats open fire at Gazans fishermen, no injuries

Posted in Attacks on Fishermen, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 12, 2009

The Israeli navy opened fire on Sunday morning at the Palestinian fishermen along the coast of Gaza in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.

The sources added that the Israeli gunboats targeted the boats of the Gazans fishermen north of Gaza, no injuries or damages were reported.

Source: http://english.ramattan.net/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=40194