Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)

Israeli soldiers and navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian farmers, and fishermen in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds at farmers on their lands, east of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

They added that the soldiers also fired live rounds at bird hunters, in addition to many farmers trying to reach their lands in the area, and forced them to leave.

In addition, Israeli navy ships opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats only three nautical miles from the shore of the Sudaniyya sea area, west of Gaza city, causing damage to one boat and forcing the fishermen to leave.

The army frequently attacks farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands and from fishing to provide for their families.

In March of this year, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.