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PLC member: Israeli navy fired on Palestinians, activists off Gaza coast

Oct. 31, 2008 4:28 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 31, 2008 4:28 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Israeli navy ships fired on activists assisting Gaza fisherman on Friday, according to a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).

PLC-member Jamal Al-Khudari, who is also the head of the Popular Committee to Break the Siege on Gaza, claimed that Israeli navy boats fired toward the activists on Friday afternoon.

"Israeli navy boats fired on [the activists] intensively while they were helping the Palestinian fishermen," he said in a statement.

"This incident is a violation of the rights of Palestinians to use their territorial water," Al-Khudari added.

Israeli navy ships were "attacking the fisherman and preventing them from gaining their daily livelihood," on Friday, the PLC member said.

He called for international and Arab human rights organizations to intervene and "stop such attacks," including attacks against the group that came in solidarity to break the ongoing siege on the Gaza Strip.
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