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Free Gaza activist injured by Israeli naval water canon while accompanying fishing boat

Sept. 20, 2008 12:33 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 20, 2008 12:33 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - A Free Gaza activist who remained in Gaza to monitor the actions of the Israeli Navy was injured on Wednesday after being shot by the Israeli Navy with a high powered water cannon while accompanying Gazan fishermen 8 miles off the Gaza coast.

The activist, Italian Vittorio Arrigoni, was taken to hospital where he was treated for multiple lacerations to the back as the result of the glass windshield of the boat being shattered by the cannon blast, according to reports from the International Solidarity Movement.

A handful of Free Gaza activists, who sailed into the area from Cyprus and symbolically broke the siege on the Gaza Strip, have been working to monitor the sea border of the area, and ensure Israeli non-intervention. The group has reported, however, that Israeli naval ships have prevented fishermen from heading into waters even 3 nautical miles off the coast.

The presence of international activists on fishing boats was announced to the world shortly after the 28 August departure of the ships for Cyprus. Reports say fishing boats have been able to head up to 8 nautical miles off shore, where the better fishing waters are, since the presence of the activists was announced.

The group has documented some of the attempts of the Israeli navy to prevent fishing boats from moving freely in Gaza waters on video, and makes all such action public knowledge, in cooperation with local Gazans.

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