Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Tuesday, targeting a number of Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Gaza Sea, and chased several boats back to the shore.  

The navy fired dozens of live rounds towards the fishing boats, while fishing less than four nautical miles in Gaza territorial waters, and chased several boats back to the shore while using water cannons to flood them.

The attack caused excessive property damage to several boats, but did not lead to injuries, or arrests.

The assault is the latest violation and escalation targeting the Palestinians in their lands, close to the border fence, and the fishers in Gaza territorial waters, in different parts of the besieged coastal region.