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Palestinians say Egyptian forces killed Gaza fisherman

GAZA CITY -- Palestinian authorities say a Gaza fisherman died a day after Egyptian naval forces shot him off the coast.

 

The Interior Ministry said Saturday that Abdullah Zidan, 33, was in the Palestinian waters of the town of Rafah, which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border, when his boat came under fire.

 

It called on Egypt to investigate the shooting.

 

The terror group Hamas, which dominates Gaza, condemned the "unjustified" attack. Gaza fishermen suspended their work for 24 hours in protest.

 


First published: 01.13.18, 13:52