Israeli navy ships attacked, late on Monday at night, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Beit Lahia sea area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped four fishers.Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several live rounds on the boats, and kidnapped four fishers; two of them have been identified as Amjad Zayed and Sami Sultan.

The navy also confiscated the boats of the kidnapped fishers.

On Monday afternoon, the navy attacked and opened fire on a Palestinian fishing boat off Gaza city shoreline, kidnapped the fishermen, and took them to the Israeli seaport of Ashdod.

There have been dozens of casualties, including fatalities, and scores of abductions of Palestinian fishers, during similar repeated Israeli violations. The navy also frequently illegally confiscates fishing boats.