Palestinian on boat from Gaza killed by Israeli fire
February 25 2018 07:00 PM
Palestinian fishermen clean their net at the Seaport of Gaza City.
Palestinian fishermen clean their net at the Seaport of Gaza City. Reuters file picture, April 4, 2016.

AFP/Jerusalem

A Palestinian was killed Sunday when Israeli forces opened fire on a boat from the Gaza Strip after it left a zone where Israel allows Palestinians to fish, officials said.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army said the boat "deviated from the designated fishing zone in the northern Gaza Strip."
A severely wounded Palestinian later died from his wounds, she said. The other two Palestinians were detained by security forces.
The fishermen's union in Gaza said a boat with three fishermen was fired upon by Israel's military. 
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, run by Islamist movement Hamas, have fought three wars since 2008 and the territory has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 10 years.
Fishing off the northern part of the strip, adjacent to Israel, is limited to six nautical miles offshore and the Israeli navy regularly fires at Palestinians at the zone's outer limit.
Such incidents rarely result in deaths.
The Gaza Strip's border with Egypt has also been largely closed in recent years.




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