Israel detains 10 Palestinians in W. Bank, fires on Gaza fishermen

Over 7,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons located throughout Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs.

Israel detains 10 Palestinians in W. Bank, fires on Gaza fishermen

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Israeli army has detained ten Palestinians in overnight raids in the West Bank.

The army said on Twitter on Thursday that its forces had detained seven Palestinians in Nablus and that weapons had been found in their possession.

The army said three more Palestinians had been detained in the West Bank, without giving further details.

Israeli forces routinely conduct arrest campaigns against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on claims they are "wanted" by Israeli authorities.

Over 7,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons located throughout Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs.

Israeli navy fires on Gaza fishermen

Meanwhile, Israeli naval forces on Thursday opened fire on Palestinian fishing boasts off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Gaza's fishermen has said.

"Israeli gunboats fired on fishing boats off the Gaza coast," Nizar Ayyash, head of Gaza's Palestinian Fishermen's Union, told The Anadolu Agency.

No casualties were reported.

Some fishing boasts, however, sustained damage in the shooting, Ayyash said.

The Israeli navy routinely shoots at Palestinian fishing boats under the pretext that they go beyond fishing space specified for them, Ayyash said, noting that Israeli attacks usually sabotage the business of Palestinian fishermen.

In late August, Israel allowed Palestinian fishermen to ply their trade up to six nautical miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip – as opposed to three miles previously.

A cease-fire reached between Israel and Palestinian factions on August 26 ended 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, which killed over 2,160 Palestinians.

According to Ayyash, some 50,000 Gazans earn their living from the fishing business.

He estimated their combined losses during Israel's recent war at more than $6 million.

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