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Israel targets Palestinian fishing boats

Israeli gunboats have attacked Palestinian fishing boats in the coastal areas of the beleaguered Gaza Strip, a report says.

Israeli navy forces on Friday morning opened fire at the fishing boats in the waters off Rafah, in the south, and As-Sudaniyah, north of Gaza, Ma'an news agency reported.

A Palestinian fisherman was wounded and three boats were damaged in the attack, the report added.

Head of Emergency and Ambulance Services in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Muawiyah Hassanein, said the man was not seriously injured.

Israel has deployed gunboats along the Gaza coast, monitoring Palestinian movements and causing panic among fishermen who regularly come under fire from Israeli naval forces.

The attacks further aggravate the economic situation in Gaza where an almost two-year Israeli blockade has pushed Gazans on the brink of starvation.

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Added: Apr-3-2009 
By: Gr8virtue
Middle East
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