At approximately 03:00, Israeli naval troops opened fire at a small Palestinian fishing boat 500 - 700 meters from Rafah beach in the southern Gaza Strip. They then surrounded the boat and forced the fishermen on board to take off their clothes and swim towards the gunboat. Israeli naval troops arrested the fishermen and confiscated the boat. The fishermen were released at approximately 16:30 on the same day. They are: Nafez Mohammed al-Aqra', 39; Mohammed Nabeel al-Aqra', 22; and Mohammed Mohammed al-Aqra', 20.