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Middle East

Palestinian fishermen mystified after bloodied Mobula ray fish wash up on Gaza beach


Palestinian fisherman have been left mystified after hundreds of bloodied Mobula Ray fish were found washed up on a Gaza beach.

Around 220 of the fish appeared on the Gaza City beach yesterday, the Times of Israel has reported.

It is thought to be the first time in five years that fishermen are catching the ray fish in waters off Gaza.

The sea creatures were promptly carted off to market where one fisherman said they could fetch up to $1.50 per kilo.

The fish, which are from the same family as Manta rays can reach a width of up to 17ft.