Israeli gunboats opened fire early on Monday morning on Palestinian fishermen on both northern and southern Gaza shores.

Palestinian security sources told media outlets that the Israeli gunboats fired at fishermen in the Sudaniya area in northern Gaza and the Khan Younis city in southern Gaza, with no causalities reported.

Since the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, more than 5000 Palestinian fishermen have been exposed to Israeli naval forces harassment.

According to the Oslo peace accords of 1993, fishermen are allowed to travel up to 20 nautical miles off of Gaza shores. However, since 2000, the Israelis have not allowed fishermen to sail past 2 nautical miles, if at all.