File photo: Gaza fisherman is intercepted by Israeli Naval Forces

Israeli naval forces arrest 5 fishermen from same family off Gaza coast

Gaza/ PNN/

Israeli naval vessels seized five fishermen from one family on Sunday morning.

According to fisherman Zakaria Bakr, Israeli soldiers opened fire on fishermen’s boats off the Sundaniyya coast of Gaza.

They arrested fisherman Hassan Bakr, his brother Nasser Bakr, and three of his sons on board the vessel, and transferred them all to the Israeli port of Ashdod near Gaza.

The Israeli occupation forces attack and pursue fishermen on a daily basis, shooting at them, opening water hoses on them, and basically preventing them from fishing and going about their daily work.