Three Palestinian fishermen were killed in a blast off the coast of the Gaza Strip in what seemed to be a misfired rocket. Nizar Ayyash, head of Gaza’s fishermen union, expressed to the QNN news website that the three men, all members of the same family, died after their boat was hit by a “missile” off Khan Younis. Ayyash said the source of the rocket remains unidentified.
The blast befell nearby the coastline of Khan Younis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip. The three departed fishermen, Yahya Mustafa al-Laham, Hamdi al-Laham, and Zakaria al-Laham, were two brothers and their cousin respectively, the Head of the Gaza Fishermen’s Union Nizar Ayyah told local media. They were the martyrs of their daily bread,” the al-Laham family said in a statement on their official Facebook page. The three had died, the family said, after “a local mortar struck their boat.”