Continuing to Target Fishermen in Their Livelihoods, Israeli Naval Forces Kill Fisherman, Wound and Arrest 2 others, and Damage Fishing Boat


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 26, 2018

Israeli naval forces killed a Palestinian fisherman after opening fire at a fishing boat sailing in Gaza Sea. The shooting led to wounding 2 fishermen, who were arrested, and damaging the fishing boat. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen, which are part of targeting fishermen in their livelihood and denying them fishing and sailing freely in the Gaza Strip Sea.

Mahmoud ‘Adel Abu Riyalah (19), from Gaza City, who was wounded in this attack said that, at approximately 15:30 on Sunday, 25 February 2018, Israeli gunboats chased a Palestinian fishing boat manned by Isma’il Saleh Abu Riyalah (18) and ‘Ahed Hasan Abu Riyalah (24). The fishing boat was sailing within 3 nautical miles off Gaza City shore when the Israeli naval forces heavily opened fire at it…