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Shots Fired at Israeli Navy from Gaza

Israeli Navy off of Gaza (Photo: flickr/IDF)

The Israeli Navy came under fire today during an operation to arrest a Palestinian boat in illegal waters. The Jerusalem Post's Noam Amir reports that the naval ship came under fire off of Gaza while stopping a fishing boat in a restricted area:

Shots were fired from the shore of a Gaza beach toward an Israeli Navy ship on Thursday during proceedings to arrest a Palestinian fisherman who had breached waters deemed illegal by Israel.

The Israeli forces stopped a fishing boat that had exceeded the permitted area for fishing off the northern coast of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli Navy ship was then fired upon from a beach in the Gaza Strip after the fishing boat was detained.

Naval security forces called for the suspects to return to the permitted waters and prepared to make arrests. During the arrest one suspect was lightly wounded from the fire emanating from the shore.

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