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35 Palestinians injured during Gaza's weekly naval march

Feb. 13, 2019 11:00 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 13, 2019 2:58 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- At least 35 Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces suppressed the 23rd naval march along the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon.

Local sources said Israeli forces repeatedly fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs towards hundreds of Palestinian protesters participating in the weekly march.

Israeli war boats also fired at dozens of boats, which were attempting to break the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip.

Medical sources confirmed that 35 Palestinians were injured and were immediately transferred to a nearby hospital for necessary medical treatment.

About twenty boats, along with hundreds of Palestinian protesters, holding up Palestinian flags and banners, had set off from the Gaza seaport towards the Israeli "Zikim" beach.

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

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