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Israeli Navy Kills Gaza Fisherman

Posted on Sep 24, 2010

Just days after an Israeli private security guard killed a Palestinian man and wounded four others, the Israeli navy fired upon a Palestinian fishing boat near Gaza and killed one fisherman. —JCL


The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing
a fisherman, the territory’s Hamas administration said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that naval vessels shot at a fishing boat after it approached the limits of waters where Israel, which keeps Gaza under blockade, permits Palestinian maritime traffic.

“We fired warning shots to turn them back, and when they did not respond, we fired at the boat,” the spokeswoman said. “We are checking the claim that there was a casualty.”

Palestinians say the Gaza fishing zone is too narrow to provide for the impoverished strip. Israel says the navy is preventing arms smuggling to Hamas and seaborne Palestinian attacks on neighbouring Israeli territory.

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By rico, suave, September 25, 2010 at 9:42 am Link to this comment

Why do you take this report at face value as true, yet, when four Israelis are killed and Hamas takes the credit, you immediately get skeptical and start spinning “false flag” stories?

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By PatrickHenry, September 25, 2010 at 7:50 am Link to this comment

Another reason for BDS sanctions.

www. BDSmovement dot org

I quit buying Hebrew National Hot dogs and Teva sandals, if I find any other items which Israel profits by I will boycott them too.

I contacted my congressman Steny Hoyer and expressed my dissatisfaction with his postition regarding Israel, it appears his ass is far up that nations ass and that he represents them far more than me.

I’m contacting all my friends and family in his district to vote him out this time around, however we use a paperless voting machine in Maryland (which they refuse to change) and I am suspect once again of the results.

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By Arabian Sinbad, September 25, 2010 at 7:50 am Link to this comment

What a bravado from a terrorist entity to use the evil power of its navy to murder one an unarmed fisherman seeking his livelihood!!

In some strange way, just killing one person in one terrorist attack is welcomed news for a terrorist state accustomed to killing in the tens, hundreds and thousands whenever it chose to flex its terrorist military power.

On the one hand, one might wonder whether this is a sign of diminishing Israeli terrorist effectiveness. On the other, one might wonder and hope that this is indicative of some wising-up on the part of this notoriously terrorist entity in scaling down its terrorist operations to kill one Palestinian at a time instead of tens, hundreds or thousands.

Whatever the case may be, this is oddly a welcome piece of news from the perspective of this individual writer who is a lucky survival of the Israeli terror now entering its seventh decade!

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By Tobysgirl, September 25, 2010 at 5:38 am Link to this comment

And its best friend, the U.S.

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By FRTothus, September 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment

If there ever was a country that needed a hard slap
across the face, it’s Israel.

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