Israeli and Egyptian warships shoot at Palestinian fishermen near Egypt’s sea borders

GAZA-FISHERMAN-WITH-NETSOn Saturday morning Israeli and Egyptian warships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats near the Palestinian-Egyptian sea borders, witnesses have said.

The Palestinian local news agency Safa said that witnesses told their correspondent the warships suddenly opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats.

According to the witnesses the Palestinian fishing boats remained under attack until they moved far away from Egyptian borders. No causalities have been reported.

Since the ouster of the freely elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July last year, Palestinian fishermen have been prevented from approaching the Egyptian border for fishing.

Egyptian marine forces warned the Palestinian fishermen that anyone who approaches the borders would be detained. On the ground, several fishing boats were confiscated and fishermen were arrested.

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