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Injuries reported as Israeli forces open fire at Gaza's naval march

Oct. 1, 2018 5:00 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 2, 2018 11:37 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian crowds gathered at the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip to take part in a naval march setting off from the Gaza seaport against the nearly 12-year Israeli siege, on Monday.

A Ma'an reporter said that Palestinian protesters began to ignite tires on fire to blur the vision of Israeli snipers near the northern Gaza border, while Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs towards the crowds.

Local sources confirmed that during the march, two Palestinian protesters were injured, one of them was reported to have been injured in his hand due to a tear-gas bomb fired by Israeli forces and was transferred to a nearby medical point to receive necessary treatment.

Sources added that dozens of other protesters suffered from tear-gas inhalation and were provided treatment immediately.

The National Committee for Breaking the Siege, which organized the naval march, said that the continuous protests by the Palestinian people in Gaza represent their awareness of the magnitude of the dangers facing the current conflict.

Many attempts have been made throughout the years to draw the public's attention to and break the on-going siege of the Gaza Strip whether via ships attempting to sail into Gaza or ships attempting to sail from Gaza.

The video below shows large numbers of Palestinian protesters arriving to Gaza's seaport:
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