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Fisherman shot after violent outburst at Ashdod Port

One of the port's security guard was trying to stop illegal fishing in the area.

March 20, 2015 09:14

A fisherman was shot at the Ashdod Port during a fight that broke out after trying to fish in an illegal fishing zone, Israel Police reported Friday.

In the overnight incident, one of the port's security guards allegedly approached several people and asked them to stop fishing in a certain zone where it is forbidden to fish.

One of the suspects began to repeatedly attack the security guard with a knife. The guard managed to push the fisherman away and proceeded to shoot him twice in his lower body.

After being shot, the fisherman jumped in the water and managed to swim away, though police eventually tracked the suspect down.

The fisherman had sustained light injuries and was taken to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon for treatment.

Police have begun an investigation into the incident.

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