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Palestinian fisherman killed, policeman wounded off Rafah beach
GAZA, Dec 10 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian fisherman was killed early Saturday
morning and a Palestinian policeman was wounded when an Israeli gunboat fired
at them from the sea near the shore of Rafah in southern Gaza, Palestinian
security and medical sources said.
A Palestinian security source said "the Israeli gunboat cruised off Rafah
and fired at a group of fishermen who were on a fishing boat at dawn."
The source identified the deceased fisherman as 37-year-old Natheer Farhat.
As for the policeman, the source said he sustained serious wounds when the
same Israeli gunboat opened fire on him and his colleagues while they searched
for the fisherman.
Search operations are ongoing for a second fisherman who has been lost
during the incident, the source added.
This was the second time within a week that fishermen were targeted in the
region, where Palestinian fisherman Ziyad Al-Bardweel was killed in the same
location while fishing. (end)
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