Israeli forces Wednesday morning opened fire on Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip and detained two Palestinians, according to Gaza-based rights groups.
The two detained were identified by the groups as Mohammad Yasin Zayed and Tariq Abdalbari Alsultan. The groups added that their fishing boats were confiscated by Israeli forces and transported to an unknown location.
The two were reportedly detained after Israeli forces opened fire on them. No injuries were reported.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that after Palestinian fishing vessels "deviated from designated fishing zone," Israeli forces fired "warning shots" into they air, and after the susepcts continued to advance, Israeli forces fired more warning shots in the area.
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