Israeli media reported that IDF soldiers fired at the boat of the residents of the Gaza strip, which was outside the zone designated for fishing. Wrote about this website Maariv.
According to the website 0404.co.il, the incident occurred near the beach of Zikim.
0404.co.il says that the military, acting under instructions, demanded that the «fishermen» to stop and turn back, but they continued to move. The soldiers opened fire on those present in the ship after one of them grabbed an object similar to a weapon.
Note that Palestinian sources, including Hamas website «Palestinian information center», reports the incident with reference to Israeli media.
Press service of the IDF said: «In the Northern Gaza strip Palestinian ship has violated the boundary of the zone permitted for fishing. The soldiers of the IDF, following the instructions on the detention of suspects after shooting in the air, opened fire towards the boats. One was in the boat was seriously wounded and later died of his wounds. Two other men who were in the boat, detained for further investigation. None of the soldiers was injured. The incident is being investigated».
The press service of Hamas issued a statement in which «attack on fishermen in the Gaza strip» called crime. Hamas held Israel responsible for the possible consequences of this incident.
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