Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city, in the besieged coastal region.

Media sources said the navy ships attacked the fishing boats with live ammunition and water cannons, causing damage.

They added that the attack took place less than three nautical miles from the shore and forced the fishermen to leave in fear of further escalation.

On Wednesday, the navy fired dozens of live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats west of Rafah Port, in the southern part of the 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.