GAZA, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli naval forces on Wednesday arrested two Palestinian fishermen and wounded another one off the coast of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.
The sources added that Israeli boats chased two fishing boats off the coast of the sea in the north of Gaza city, arrested two fishermen and wounded a third one by rubber bullets who was on another boat.
On Tuesday, Israel announced the re-downsizing of fishing zone in the Gaza Strip to six miles after only four weeks of extending it.
Avichai Adraee, Israeli army spokesman, said in a statement that Israel decided to reduce the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip to six nautical miles until further notice in response to the launch of a rocket from the Gaza Strip towards Israel two days ago.
On April 1, Israel extended the fishing zone to 15 nautical miles, the largest range Israel has allowed since it imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2007.
The move came amid Egyptian efforts to broker a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian movement that runs Gaza.