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  Shvat 1, 5775 , 21/01/15

Gaza Health Ministry: Two Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Fire

Israel's navy opened fire at fishing boats off the coast of Gaza on Wednesdaywounding two Palestinian fishermen, the Gaza health ministry said.

The navy "identified several vessels deviating from the designated fishing zone in the northern Gaza Strip," an Israeli military spokeswoman told AFP.

"Following calls on the suspects to halt, they fired warning shots in the air. The suspects continued to advance and the (navy) fired at one of the vessels. The suspects were identified returning to shore," she said.

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