6am on Sunday 7 February 2010, IOF naval vessels that patrol Gaza sea opened fire onPalestinian fishing boats which were north Al-Waha resort, west of Beit Lahia town in the North-Gaza district.
The fishermen were working inside the fishing zone that had been announced by the IOF, which is limited to 3 nautical miles.
Eyewitnesses informed Al Mezan that IOF military boats moved towards two of the fishing boats and rounded on them.
The IOF ordered four fishermen who were on the fishing boats to swim towards the IOF boats and arrested the four of them.
The IOF also confiscated their boats.
Al Mezan identified their names as follows: · Mohammed Abdel-Bari As-Sultan, 21; · 'Udai Abdel-Bari As-Sultan, 19; · Deeb Kamel Al-Anqah, 22; and · Ahmed Kamel Al-Anqah, 18.
It was not known where the IOF took them.
The fisherman are still being detained, at the time of of issuing this press release