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Israeli navy kidnaps three fishermen in Gaza

May 12 2019

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The Israeli occupation navy on Saturday arrested three Palestinian fishermen off the shore of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Zakariya Baker, a Palestinian official in charge of documenting Israeli attacks on Gaza fishermen, said that Israeli gunboats heavily opened fire at fishing boats west of Gaza city and detained three fishermen.

Baker said that the Israeli navy arrested the three brothers Emran, Mansour, and Atef Baker, seized their boat, and transferred them to an undeclared destination.

On Friday, the Israeli authorities allowed Gaza fishermen to resume fishing after a week-long ban in the wake of the latest military assault on the seaside area and expanded the permitted fishing zone to 12 nautical miles.

The Israeli naval forces on almost a daily basis chase Palestinian fishermen in Gaza, shoot at them, arrest them, or confiscate their boats and fishing equipment in violation of the agreement signed between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions following the 2014 war.

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