Egyptian naval ship fires at Gaza fishermen

The fishing boat was nearing Egyptian territorial waters, the Egyptian ship was stationed just within Palestinian territorial waters at the time

Egyptian naval ship fires at Gaza fishermen

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian naval ship opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip early Saturday, Maan News Agency reported citing a Palestinian union official.

Nizar Ayyash, spokesman for the union of Gaza fishermen, told Ma'an that the Egyptian navy fired warning shots at a fishing boat off the coast of Rafah.

The fishing boat was nearing Egyptian territorial waters, Ayyash said.

The Egyptian ship was stationed just within Palestinian territorial waters at the time, he added.

Ayyash said that the Gaza fishing boat sailed away after the warning shots were fired. No injuries were reported.

In August, Egyptian forces fired at Gaza fishermen, injuring two men and arresting six others.

 

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