Thursday, August 27, 2009

Brave Israeli navy kills a fisherman



GAZA CITY — A Gaza fisherman was killed on Thursday by a shell fired by Israel's navy, Palestinian medics said.
Mohammed Attar, 25, was hit by shrapnel, according to Muawiha Hassanein, who heads the territory's emergency medical services. He had apparently been in his boat just off northern Gaza's shore when he was hit.
There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.
Navy vessels enforcing Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory regularly fire at Palestinian fishermen to prevent them from venturing more than a few kilometers (miles) from shore.

Gaza – Ma’an – A Palestinian man was killed on Thursday when the Israeli navy shelled a fishing boat just off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip.The director of Emergency Services and Ambulances Dr Mu’awiyah Hassanein said that Israeli shells took 25-year-old Muhammad Nady Al-Attar’s life when his head was severed from his body. One other fisherman was injured in the attack, which occurred while they were fishing. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.Al-Attar was buried later on Thursday after a funeral procession in his home town of Beit Lahiya.

If you do a news search for articles, you'll notice something interesting. Often the Jewish news reporters bundle in the same article the killing of this fisherman with other "bad" Palestinian activities, such as a recent shelling or tunnel digging, to make it look like killing this fisherman was "justified," even before the Israeli military responds with their, um, investigation!

How familiar and sad this sounds. Always a "reason" for the inexplicable.