Israeli navy ship attacked, late on Tuesday at night, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, before ramming one of the boats and crashing it, wounding one fisherman, and later opened fire other boats, causing damage, before abducting three.
Zakariya Abu Bakr, the coordinator of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate, said one of the navy ships chased and rammed into a Palestinian fishing boat, damaging it and wounding one fisherman, identified as Mohammad Nahhal.
Palestinian fishermen managed to rescue the wounded fisherman, before he was rushed to Abu Yousef Najjar hospital, in Rafah, and towed his boat back to the shore.
Abu Bakr added that the navy also abducted one fisherman, identified as Hazem an-Nada, before other fishermen towed his boat back to the shore.
Shortly afterwards, the navy fired many live rounds at another fishing boat, causing damage to its motor, before abducting two fishermen, who were onboard, identified as Mohammad Nidal Ayyash and Mos’ab Nidal Ayyash.