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Palestinians: Israel navy fire kills man off Gaza coast

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 27, 2009

One Palestinian fisherman was killed and another wounded on Thursday by Israeli navy fire off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian health official said.

Dr. Moaiya Hassanain said the Palestinian men were on land when they were fired upon.

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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.

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Booby-trapped boat explodes near Israeli ship

Posted in Attacks on Israelis by Palestinians, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 14, 2009

A booby-trapped fishing boat yesterday exploded near an Israel Navy vessel off the northern Gaza coast, in a failed terror attack.

No one was wounded in the blast, which occurred about 300 meters from the Gaza coast, near the Israeli border.

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According to Gaza fisherman Nizar Ayyash, the small boat exploded after Israeli forces opened fire on it at sea; no injuries were reported in the strike.

Others in Gaza earlier said they had heard a “massive explosion” out at sea, but did not immediately know the cause.

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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.