Shots fired at IDF patrol boat off Gaza coast


( Shots were fired from the Gaza coast at an Israeli Navy patrol boat on Thursday during the arrest of Palestinian fishermen, Yedioth Achronoth reported.

No casualties or damages were reported.

An Israeli patrol boat. Credit: Natan Flayer via Wikimedia Commons.

The Israeli patrol boat fired warning shots when they noticed a Palestinian vessel entered a restricted fishing zone in the northern Gaza Strip.

One of the suspects was lightly injured when he failed to stop. He was taken for medical treatment and interrogation. The other suspect returned to the designated fishing zone as gunfire came from the Gaza coast and was directed at the Israeli patrol boat, which did not return fire.

No one has claimed responsibility for the gunfire.

Posted on August 25, 2016 .