Israeli Navy boats opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Damage was reported, but no injuries.Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of Emergency and Medical Services in Gaza, said that the fishing boats were within Palestinian territorial waters during the attack.

Dozens of Palestinians were killed and wounded after being subject to similar attacks by the Israeli army and Navy as Israel tries to keep the fishermen from practicing their right to fish in Palestinian waters.

In related news, several armored Israeli vehicles, tanks and bulldozers, advanced at least 200 meters into an area close to the border in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Military bulldozers uprooted Palestinian farmlands while soldiers opened fire at random, local sources reported.