Israeli navy ships attacked, Saturday, Palestinian fishing boats near Rafah shore, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate said the navy ships fired many live rounds and used water cannons in attacking the Palestinian fishing boats near the Rafah shore.

The Syndicate added that the attack did not lead to casualties but forced the fishermen to return to the shore without being able to fish to provide for their families.

Thousands of families in the besieged coastal region depend on fishing as their sole source of livelihood but are subject to constant violations, including confiscating their boats.

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.