Palestinian medical sources reported that a local fisherman was shot and wounded on Wednesday at noon by Israeli navy fire near the Gaza shore. The sources added that the navy opened fire at a number of Palestinian fishing boats close to the shore wounding one, and causing damage to a number of boats.

The wounded fisherman was moved to a local hospital; his injuries were described as moderate.

In recent years, dozens of fishermen were killed and injured by Israeli navy fire, while several fishermen were kidnapped.