Israeli army gunboats have abducted three Palestinian fishermen off the Rafah seashore on Tuesday at dawn.

The three were identified as Ayman Al Ejbur, Isma'el Basalah, and his brother Samer, eyewitnesses reported that the three were fishing in the dedicated fishing zone when they were stopped by the Israeli gunboats which abducted them and took them to unknown location.

Palestinian fishermen said the Israeli army navel boats regularly attack and shoot at them or destroy their simple boats.  Several Palestinian fishermen have been killed by the Israeli army over the past few months, the sources added.