On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli gunboats opened fire at fishing boats off the shoreline in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.A WAFA correspondent reported that an Israeli gunboat opened fire randomly at Palestinian fishing boats, preventing them from fishing freely.

In related news, Israeli war planes, flying at low altitudes over the Gaza Strip, carried out an intensive mock air attack and released small hot air balloons.The Authorities consider it a continuation of the aggressive actions targeting citizens living in the Gaza Strip.

Traditionally, many people in the Gaza Strip depend on fishing as the main source of their livelihood. However, the Israeli occupation and the illegal restrictions keep Gaza fishermen from fishing in their own waters and earning a livelihood. Therefore, fish from the Gaza Strip is sold at high prices that few people can afford, and has a negative effect on their economy.