Gaza Arabs Fire Shots at Israeli Navy Ship

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An Israeli Navy vessel seen off the coast of Gaza. (Edi Israel/Flash90)
An Israeli Navy vessel seen off the coast of Gaza. (Edi Israel/Flash90)

Gaza Arab terrorists early Thursday fired at an Israeli Navy ship as it interdicted fishing boats off the coast of Gaza. A fishing boat had strayed out of the territorial waters of Gaza where fishing is permitted.

Soldiers called on the boat to pull back, but they refused. Israeli ships surrounded the boat and began escorting it back to shore. Shots were then fired from the shore at the Israeli ship. Soldiers returned fire. No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident, but one of the crew on the fishing boat was injured by Israeli fire. He was taken for medical treatment in Israel. The boat was released when it was returned to the permissible area for fishing.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they arrested 14 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.