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Israeli navy arrests four Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

GAZA, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The Israeli navy on Tuesday arrested four Palestinian fishermen while they were fishing off the coast of the Gaza Strip, and took them to Israeli ports.
The Israeli navy arrested four fishermen in the Sudaniya sea, northwest of Gaza Strip, and seized their boat, Nizar Ayyash, head of the Palestinian fishermen's syndicate in Gaza, said in a statement.
Palestinian fishermen are harassed by Israeli boats through direct shooting at their boats, arresting them, spraying water and preventing them from crossing a distance of not over 12 nautical miles. (end) wab.lr