Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city and the Central District, causing damage and forcing the fishers back to shore.

The fishers said the soldiers fired many live rounds at their boats as they were trying to fish, in Gaza territorial waters, causing damage but no injuries.

Several navy ships also chased some of the boats back to the shore in Central Gaza, while firing at them.

The Israeli navy conducts daily assaults and violations against Palestinian fishers in Gaza territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, and repeatedly abducts fishers in addition to the illegal confiscation of their boats.