Gaza fisherman injured by Egyptian gunfire

The fisherman was injured when Egyptian soldiers opened fire from a watch tower on naval border

Gaza fisherman injured by Egyptian gunfire

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Palestinian fisherman was injured Saturday by Egyptian gunfire off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Gaza's fishermen has said.

"The fisherman was injured when Egyptian soldiers opened fire from a watch tower on naval border [between Egypt and the Gaza Strip]," Nizar Ayyash, the head of Gaza's Palestinian Fishermen's Union, told The Anadolu Agency.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a fisherman was injured by the gunfire.

"A 21-year-old fisherman sustained moderate injuries by gunfire off the coast of the southern Rafah city," ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told AA.

Egyptian authorities have yet to comment.

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