Thursday,05 April 2018
source: shiitenews

Israeli naval forces detained ten fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip over allegations that they planned to carry out a missile attack and hostage-taking against a military ship.
Israel's internal spy agency Shin Bet said in a statement that the detainees were from the city of Rafah South of Gaza City, adding that they were sailing outside a designated fishing zone off the blockaded enclave, World News reported.
The statement alleged that one of the Palestinian fishermen, identified as 24-year-old Amin Juma, was a member of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement.
Shin Bet further claimed that Juma was assigned to collect information so that Palestinian fighters would launch an attack against an Israeli naval vessel using an anti-ship missile, and then take sailors on board hostage to exchange them with Palestinian prisoners.
Israeli forces have targeted Palestinian farmers and shepherds to the East of the city of Gaza and fishermen in the Northern Gaza sea in recent weeks. In late February, they opened fire on a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman and injuring two others.
Roughly 50,000 Gazans earn their living from fishing, according to the fishermen union.

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