[Thursday at Dawn, February 20, 2014] Israeli navy boats fired rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, targeting a Palestinian security base close to the Palestinian-Egyptian border.The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that Israeli Navy boats fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition at the security base, causing damage but no injuries.

The security base was evacuated fearing additional Israeli attacks.

The Navy also opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats near the Rafah shore, in southern Gaza, causing damage to one boat carrying three fishermen who escaped the attack unharmed.

Israeli attacks against fishermen and fishing boats in Gaza are part of ongoing Israeli violations, and military escalation, against the Palestinians in the besieged and impoverished coastal region.