Sunday, October 21, 2007

Israeli Ship Kills 2 Palestinians In Boat Off Gaza

An Israeli naval vessel killed two Palestinian lifeguards in a boat off Gaza City on Saturday, the Islamic Jihad militant group and local medics said. An Islamic Jihad official said one of its fighters and a civilian were killed when the Israeli ship fired at their boat in the Mediterranean off the Gaza Strip. The official said the two were lifeguards on duty and were not trying to attack the ship. Palestinian medics said they recovered one body from the water and were searching for the second. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the military were checking the report.

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