Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday at noon, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Central District of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

The head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said the navy chased several fishing boats less than twelve nautical miles from the shore.

Bakr added that the navy sprayed the boats with waste-water mixed with chemicals.

In related news, Egyptian navy ships surrounded a Palestinian fishing boat nearly 250 meters away from Egyptian waters, before detaining three fishermen, identified as Mos’ab Qannan, 23, Khaled Qannan, 26, and Ra’fat Qanna, 43, from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and confiscated their boat.

The Egyptian navy also detained another fisherman, identified as Soheib Abu Salmiya, after opening fire at his boat, near Rafah, in southern Gaza.