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  4/29/2012, Iyar 7, 5772

Hamas Calls Seizure of Fishing Boat a Hijacking


Hamas television station Al-Aksa reported, Sunday afternoon, that Israeli boats "hijacked" five Gaza fishermen off the coast of Gaza and led them to the port of Ashdod, according to Kol Yisrael government radio.

The Israel Defense Forces had reported that the fishing boat had gone beyond the permitted territory and did not respond to the navy's calls to stop. The navy fired in the direction of the boat's engines and no injuries were reported in the seizure.