Fishing boat - File photo - Quds News

Israeli navy boats fired, on Saturday at dawn, several shells and live rounds on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, near the Rafah shore, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, causing one boat to sink. Two Palestinians injured on Friday at night.

Eyewitnesses said the navy ships fired several shells at the fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah, directly hitting one boat, causing it to catch on fire and sink.

There have been no reports of casualties in the attack as of this report.

The Israeli navy frequently targets fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, and even while on shore, an issue that led to dozens of causalities, including several fatalities, and many arrests in addition to the confiscation of boats, the only sources of livelihood to dozens of thousands of Palestinian families in the besieged coastal enclave.

On Friday at night, the soldiers shot and injured two young Palestinian men, ages 26 and 24, in Palestinian agricultural lands, near the border fence, east of Rafah.
The two were shot with live rounds in their legs, and were moved to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital suffering mild injuries.