At approximately 7:00 am on Sunday 11 September 2011, Israeli naval vessels patrolling the Gaza sea opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats which were in the waters off the coastline of the As-Sudaniya area, near Jabaliya in North Gaza district.
According to Al Mezan’s field investigations, the Israeli vessels moved towards two of the fishing boats and surrounded them.
Eight fishermen who were on board the boats were arrested.
The Israeli Occupation Forces took the men and their boats northwards, presumably to Ashdod harbor.
Al Mezan has identified their names as follows: · Hasan Khader Baker, 53, and his sons Khader, 29, Ja’far, 27, and Mohammed, 21; · ‘Adnan Nasser Fadel Baker, 16; · Khalil Jawhar Baker, 21; · Mohammed Majed Baker, 19; and · Mohammed Suhail Baker, 17.
The fishermen are residents of Ash-Shati’ refugee camp.