Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Monday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped two fishers and confiscated their boat.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the navy opened fire on several boats, before attacking one of them, and kidnapped two fishers identified as Mahdi Mohammad Abu Ryala and Nafeth Mahdi Abu Ryala.

The navy took the two fishers, and their boat, to the Ashdod port, close to Gaza. The attack is the latest of frequent Israeli violations against Gaza fishers, farmers, and workers, in border areas, in different parts of the coastal region.

On Sunday, Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishermen and their sailing boats, to the north of Gaza.

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin, four of them after stopping them at a military roadblock on the Nablus-Ramallah road.