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Medic: Gaza fisherman shot by Israeli forces

Aug. 21, 2010 3:32 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 22, 2010 10:19 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A fisherman was shot by Israeli naval forces off the northern Gaza shore on Saturday, moderately injuring the man who was taken in to hospital.

Director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza Muawiya Hassanein said the fisherman was 22 years old, and was taken to hospital by peers after he was hit with gunfire while out at sea.

Hassanein described the man's condition as moderate.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was not immediately familiar with reports of the incident and said she would look into the situation.
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