Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters in the Beit Lahi Sea, in the northern part of the coastal region.

Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats near the Shore of the Sudaniyya and the al-Waha areas, west of Beit Lahia.

They added that the fishermen had to sail back to the shore in fear of additional Israeli attacks without being able to fish and provide for their families.

The attack is one of the ongoing violations by the Israeli navy and the army against the impoverished Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

There are around 4,160 fishermen and 700 workers in professions associated with the fishing sector, they are the main providers for their families (a total of 27,700 persons) and are all directly impacted by the ongoing Israeli violations. (Data from the Palestinian Center For Human Rights)