Palestinians say two Gaza fishermen were killed by Egyptian fire
GAZA (PALESTINE) – The bodies of two Palestinian fishermen according to Palestinian officials were killed by Egyptian naval forces. They were returning to Gaza on Saturday, ruling Islamist group Hamas said.
The fishermen, who were siblings, were shot on Friday near the southern border town of Rafah. A third brother was also found to have injuries and was undergoing treatment in Egypt.
A Hamas statement said, “There is no justification for the repeated violent treatment against those who seek to eke out a living for their children.”
Egyptian officials were not immediately available for comment. It was doubtful whether the fishing boat had breached into Egyptian waters.
Israel has enforced a naval blockade off the Gaza Strip and has clearly marked a varying fishing limit. Egypt also limited movement of people and goods along its border.