The Israeli naval forces detained on Tuesday morning 10 Palestinian fishermen , while on board on Rafah shores to the south of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources reported.
Witnesses said that Israeli naval boats intercepted fishing boats on board of Rafah shores earlier on Tuesday morning then arrested ten of them, taking them to unknown destination.

Israeli naval attacks on Palestinian fishermen have recently increased in the coastal region as Israel enforces a crippling closure on the coastal territory since June of last year.

Palestinian sources estimate that there are 4600 Gaza families who earn living through fishing.