Hamas reports fisherman killed by IDF fire off Gaza coast

September 24, 2010 12:46

IDF naval vessels fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing a fisherman, Hamas officials said according to a Reuters report.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that a fishing boat approaching the limits of where Palestinian vessels are allowed was shot at by IDF forces.

"We fired warning shots to turn them back, and when they did not respond, we fired at the boat," the spokeswoman said. "We are checking the claim that there was a casualty."

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