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Israeli warships fire shells at Rafah City coast

"***Updated 12.34PM, February 20th (Thursday) ***"

Palestinian news agency Safa has reported that a short time ago Israeli naval vessels fired two shells on a Palestinian national security installation between the Palestinian-Egyptian border on the coast of the Sea of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, causing no injuries .

Their correspondent said that members of the national security evacuated the site due to heavy fire before the bombardment, thus preventing injuries.

They added that in conjunction with this attack, the Israeli forces subjected Palestinian fishing boats in the Sea of Rafah to heavy fire, scoring a direct hit on one boat. The fate of the three fishermen on board is not known at this time.

He reported that a second boat with three fishermen on board was able to reach the coast of the Sea of Rafah, where they reported that the fire started from an Egyptian boat, and was then followed by heavy fire from the Israelis.

The area is currently covered by dense fog.

"***12.03PM, February 20th (Thursday) ***"

Israeli warships fire two shells at a coastal National Security Service camp in Rafah City, no injuries reported.

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