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Israeli forces open heavy fire at protesters in Gaza

Feb. 24, 2019 10:47 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 24, 2019 11:43 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened heavy fire at Palestinian protesters, on late Saturday, east of the Khan Younis-area town of Khuzaa, in southern besieged Gaza Strip.

Locals told Ma'an that Palestinian protesters, also known as the “Night Confusion” unit, gathered near the return camps, east of Khuzaa town, and ignited dozens of rubber tires on fire.

Protesters also fired stun grenades towards the Israel-Gaza border, while chanting slogans and calling for an end to the nearly 12-year Israeli siege.

Sources added that Israeli forces heavily fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs towards protesters.

No injuries were reported.

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters, have been organizing, as well as participating in night protests, during which they set tires on fire and chant slogans through loud speakers, while marching towards the border with Israel. These protesters are also known as the "Night Confusion" unit.

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