Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region.

The attack led to excessive property damage, while the fishers remained unharmed and sailed back to shore in fear of additional Israeli escalation.

The fishermen in Gaza are subject to daily violations and attacks by the Israeli navy, an issue that led to dozens of casualties, including many fatalities, and numerous arrests.

The navy also frequently confiscates the fishing boats and tows them to the Ashdod Port.

On October 26, Israel announced increasing the fishing zone in Gaza from six to nine nautical miles, but delayed the implementation of its decision three times.

Under the Oslo agreements of 1993, The Palestinians are supposed to be allowed to fish and sail within twenty nautical miles from the coast.