Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian merchant from the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, while trying to cross the Erez border terminal. Israeli Navi ships open fire on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters.

Media sources in Gaza said the abducted merchant has been identified as Hasan Shehada, from Gaza city.

It is worth mentioning that Shehada is the third Palestinian merchant to be abducted by the soldiers in the past five days.

The two other merchants have been identified as Ahmad Khalil and Nofal Abu Sirryya.  

In related news, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.