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Gazan Fishermen

The Israeli navy has arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat, in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month.

The incident occurred off the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, said Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen’s Union.

The Israeli military said two vessels had been involved in the incident.

It added that the vessels were operating outside of their permitted maritime limit, and after ignoring requests to move closer to shore, were boarded by naval personnel and seized.