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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 the allowed fishing area was shot at by IDF
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."
Adham Abu Selmeya, a Hamas media official said that a 20-year-old
fisherman Mohamed Mansour Baker, arrived dead at Kamal Odwan Hospital in
the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Xinhua news agency.
"Baker was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers, and died on his way to hospital," said Abu Selmeya.