Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats near Gaza city shore on Monday before abducting two fishermen and confiscating their boat.

A fisherman who witnessed the attack said the navy attacked every small fishing boat before abducting Awad Tareq Bakr and his brother Jabr and confiscating their boats.

He added that the navy ships fired several live rounds at the fishing boats while sailing just three nautical miles from Gaza city shore.

Israeli navy ships fired, Saturday, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats and attacked them with water cannons near the shore of Gaza city.

On Saturday afternoon, Israeli soldiers stationed at a guard tower along the border wall between southern Gaza and Israel opened fire with machine guns toward Palestinian shepherds grazing their sheep east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The attacks are part of frequent 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.