Navy fires at Palestinian fishing boats carrying int'l activists

September 1, 2008 12:06


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The Israeli Navy on Monday fired warning shots at Palestinian fishing boats that were also carrying international human rights activists off the coast of Gaza. The fishing boats were reportedly several miles off the coast of Gaza City after they had gone to sea at dawn Monday to fish within Palestinian territorial waters. Six international human rights activists from 5 different countries, who had arrived in Gaza two weeks ago on boats with the Free Gaza Movement, accompanied the fishermen in the hope that their presence would deter the IDF from opening fire. The IDF spokesperson confirmed that warning shots had been fired in the direction of the fishing boats to prevent them from entering Israel's territorial waters.

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