1 Dead After Palestinian Boat Sails Beyond Fishing Zone

Israeli navy fired on boat
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 25, 2018 10:10 AM CST
Israeli Naval vessels patrol along the Mediterranean coast, near the Israeli border fence, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.   (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

(Newser) – The Israeli military says it has opened fire on a Palestinian boat off the Gaza coast, killing one man who was on board, the AP reports. The military says the boat sailed beyond an Israeli-imposed designated fishing zone, ignoring verbal warnings and warning shots. It says naval forces then opened fire. The military says one man was killed and two others were taken into custody for questioning. No further details were immediately available. (Read more Israel stories.)

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