- Over 50 Injured as Israeli Forces Use Live Fire to Disperse Gaza Protesters
More than 50 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas at the border of the besieged Gaza Strip with the occupied territories, as a fresh round of protest rallies drew several thousand Palestinian demonstrators to the flashpoint frontier.
According to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, clashes erupted on Monday after thousands of protesters gathered near sea port in the northern Gaza Strip to challenge the years-long Israeli siege on the coastal enclave. The Tel Aviv regime’s troops used live ammunition and fired teargas canisters to disperse the protesters.
Local sources said that at least 51 Palestinians were injured, including some 10 by Israeli live fire. Dozens more suffered from tear gas inhalation. The latest clash comes after seven people lost their lives by Israeli live fire during multiple protests held across the Gaza Strip on Friday evening. Another 506 protesters were also injured.
Meanwhile, Gaza’s national Committee for Breaking the Siege, which organized the march, said that it would launch further such rallies until Israel overturned the blockade of the Palestinian enclave.