7 Fishermen Arrested and 5 Fishing Boats Detained and Damaged in 3 Days, Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen Off Beit Lahia Shore


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, March 11, 2019

Israeli naval forces continue their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen in Gaza waters and prevent them from fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding areas, especially that they do not pose threat to the Israel authorities.

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 06:50 on Monday, 11 March 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed off Beit Lahia shore opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. The Israeli gunboats then surrounded a fishing boat manned by Hasan Akram Diyab Zayid (31) and Mohamed ‘Adnan Mohamed al-Sultan (28), both of them are from al-Salateen neighborhood in Beit Lahia. The Israeli naval soldiers order the fishermen to take off their clothes, jump into the water and swim towards one of the gunboats. The fishermen were then arrested…