Palestinian fishermen fish at sunset off Gaza City October 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
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Israel's navy arrested seven Palestinian fishermen off northern Gaza Wednesday, officials on both sides said, with the army claiming their boats had strayed beyond the permitted fishing limit."The Israeli navy arrested seven fishermen from one family in Sudaniya in the sea off northern Gaza," the head of the Gaza fishermen's syndicate, Nizar Ayash, said.The army confirmed the arrest of seven fishermen on two boats, saying they had strayed beyond the six-nautical-mile fishing limit imposed as part of Israel's naval blockade. The army spokeswoman also said troops apprehended a Gazan who had managed to cross the border into Israel.Also Wednesday, attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said.
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