Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the fishermen were in the permitted fishing zone, and were just a few miles from the shore.

They added that the attack did not lead to any casualties, but the fishermen had to sail back to the shore to avoid further violations against them.

The Israeli army and the navy frequently attack Palestinian fishermen, farmers and workers in Gaza territorial waters, and in agricultural lands near the perimeter fence.