On Monday, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats about three miles off the coast of the Al-Waha area northwest of Gaza City in the besieged and impoverished coastal region, shot two fishermen, and abducted two others before confiscating their boat.
The Fishermen Syndicate in Gaza said the navy attacked the boats with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
It said the navy shot two fishermen with rubber-coated steel bullets, one in the head, when they were less than three nautical miles off the Al-Waha coast. Both were moved to a hospital in Gaza.
The Syndicate added that the navy also fired gas bombs and used water cannons in attacking the boats.
The navy also abducted two fishermen, Omran and his brother Ibrahim Mohammad Bakr, and confiscated their boats before taking them to Ashdod Port.
The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermen, farmers, shepherds, 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 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that killed three fishermen.
Also Monday, many Israeli military vehicles invaded the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp south of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank before the soldiers killed a teenage boy, Jibril Mohammad Al-Lad’a, 17, and injured Palestinians, including three who suffered serious wounds, and abducted two.
Earlier Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded Bethlehem city and nearby Beit Jala, in the occupied West Bank, seriously shot a young Palestinian man and abducted a man from his home.
Furthermore, the soldier abducted at least twenty Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, including fathers and their sons.