Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters in the northern and southern parts of the besieged coastal region.

Media sources said the navy ships fired several live rounds at the fishing boats, in the allotted fishing zones, in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.

They added that the attacks did not lead to casualties or damage, but forced the fishermen back to the shore without being able to fish to provide for their families, in fear of further violations and escalation.

The army frequently attacks farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties,  including fatalities, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands and from fishing to provide for their families.

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