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Israel suppresses 'Great March of Return' protests across Gaza

Sept. 14, 2018 5:36 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 15, 2018 11:02 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- At least three Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces' live fire as hundreds of Palestinians protested across the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip on the 25th Friday of "The Great March of Return."

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that three Palestinians were injured in eastern Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Protests set off under the slogan "Resistance is our Choice;" protesters burned tires alongside the Israeli security fence at the borders.

Dozens of motorcycles set off from central Rafah district in the southern Gaza Strip towards the eastern borders carrying tires to be burned during protests.

Israeli forces directly fired tear-gas bombs at Palestinian ambulances

Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian youths gathered at the eastern borders of Gaza City and set off the largest incendiary kites with the slogan "Resistance if our Choice" written on it and signed by the "Al-Zouari Unit," (the incendiary kites unit.)

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A group of youths also approached the fence and attempted to raise the Palestinian flag on it, however, Israeli forces opened live fire at them.

In the southern Gaza Strip districts of Khan Younis and Rafah, Israeli forces opened live fire towards protesters approaching the eastern border fence.
"The Great March of Return" protests were launched on March 30th by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza -- which has suffered from a decade-long Israeli siege -- who took to the borders to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.

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