Mohammed Morad al Hessi is a 40 year old fisherman  who lives in Gaza with his wife and 7 children. Under the recent ceasefire Israel extended the fishing limit from the, sewerage filled, three miles imposed arbitrarily ( the Oslo accords say 20 nautical miles), to 6 miles. So Mohammed went fishing one week after the ceasefire.

They were fired at by Israeli gunboats, he was handcuffed and blindfolded and the boat was towed to Ashdod and confiscated. The other fishermen on the boat were told to take off their clothes and swim to other boats. What is the world coming to when people out fishing are regarded as a threat to the world 5th most powerful military?

the full story later when I get back – still in Baghdad.  Peace and Grace

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