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

The navy ships chased the Palestinian fishing boats, sailing less than three nautical miles from the shore the of Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city,

The navy fired many live rounds at the boats and used water cannons, forcing them to leave without being able to fish and provide for their families.

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.