Israel Navy Fire Wounds Palestinian Fisherman Off Gaza Coast

26-year-old Mohammed Bachar was evacuated; no details on type and extent of injury.

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Palestinian fishermen preparing their boats before leaving the Gaza City port to fish on the Mediterranean sea.
Palestinian fishermen preparing their boats before leaving the Gaza City port to fish on the Mediterranean sea.Credit: AP
Jack Khoury
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A Palestinian fisherman was wounded on Monday morning after an Israeli military ship opened fire off the Gaza coast.

Medical officials and fishermen in Gaza said that an Israel Navy vessel opened fire at fishermen's boats off the northern Gaza Strip.

Nizar Ayyash, chairman of the Gaza fishermen association, said that the wounded man, 26-year-old Mohammed Bachar, was taken to a Gaza hospital for treatment.

No information was given on the type and extent of his injury, but it seems it was not life-threatening.

Palestinians say that Israel was not following an agreement it reached with Hamas after the summer's Gaza war, allowing them to sail up to a range of six nautical miles (Just over 11 kilometers) from the Gaza coast.

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