Palestinian fisherman killed near central Gaza coast

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Monday October 2, 2006

Gaza- Israeli naval forces shot dead a Palestinian fisherman near the central Gaza Strip coast on Monday, witnesses and medical sources in the town of Deir el-Ballah said. The witnesses said an Israeli gunboat opened intensive fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the sea in central Gaza Strip town of Dier al-Balah, killing a fisherman. People transported his body to the local hospital.

A hospital source said that Hani al-Najar, 27, has died after being hit by two bullets in the head.

In the northern Gaza Strip, residents reported that Israeli helicopters also opened fire on the area, but they did not specify the target. There was no immediate word about any wounded in the incident.

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