Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday evening, eight Palestinian fishermen near the shore of Rafah city, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the navy attacked several fishing boats and fired live rounds, before abducting eight fishermen.

Five of the abducted fishermen have been identified as Mahmoud Ibrahim Abu Odah, Husein Mohammad Abu Odah, Mohammad Sa’id Abu Odah, Ibrahim Mohammad Abu Odah, and Mohammad Khaled Abu Odah. The navy also confiscated their boat.

It is worth mentioning that the navy has recently abducted and detained dozens of fishermen from Gaza territorial waters.

The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

In March of last year, 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.