Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted the four fishermen.

It added that the abducted fishermen have been identified as Majed Bakr, 55, Omran Majed Bakr, 27, Mohammad Ziad Bakr, 26, and Khali Johar Bakr, 22.

On Monday evening, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian merchant, identified as Hisham Abu Zayed, after interrogating him for several hours while trying to cross the Erez border terminal, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Abu Zayed was returning home when the soldiers abducted him, and was taken to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army have abducted twenty merchants from Gaza, since the beginning of this year.