On Monday evening, the Israeli Navy released six Palestinian fishermen, including four injured by the Israeli navy fire, and their boats were confiscated.
The six fishermen were sent to the Erez (Beit Hanoun) Crossing in northern Gaza, but their boats were confiscated.
The Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate said four fishermen were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and suffered various cuts and bruises before the Navy abducted them.
According to information and interviews collected by Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights, the navy ships fired dozens of live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats at approximately 11 at night and surrounded two boats carrying six fishermen, Ahmad Salah Miqdad, 34, Tayseer Yahia Bakr, 32, Mahmoud Yahia Bakr, 35, Jawad Yousef Atiya Abu Ghanem, 53, Mahmoud Yousef Atiya Abu Ghanem, 37, and Rami Ezzat Sa’id Bakr, 44, before abducting them.
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli Navy has abducted at least 46 fishermen and confiscated many boats since the beginning of this year. While most of the abducted fishermen were released, their boats remain held by Israel.