Israeli navy shots fisherman dead off Gaza coast
(MENAFN) The Israeli navy has killed a Palestinian, firing on the boat he and two others were sailing in, Reuters reported.
According to the Israeli spokesperson, the navy shot the boat after it ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel. One of the men in the boat was seriously wounded and later died.
As Fishermen called an immediate two-day strike, the union and his family named the dead man as 18-year-old Ismail Saleh Abu Reyala.
"Israeli forces targeted a Palestinian fishing boat which was on the way back to Gaza shore, which led to the death of one fisherman and wounding two others," the fishermen's union said.
It's worth remembering that Israeli maintains an air, sea and land blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Under the pretext of stopping arms from being smuggled into the enclave and to stop militants trying to attack or infiltrate its territory from the sea, it also patrols the waters.
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