UPDATE: Navy Attacks Boat Rally on Gaza Coast, Injuries Reported

22 Oct
8:06 PM

At least 20 Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition, while others suffered from inhalation of tear gas fired by the Israeli navy, toward Palestinians who took part in a peaceful demonstration near the maritime border with Israel, in northwestern Gaza Strip, said local Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Tear-gas, and live ammunition were used by Israeli forces attempting to suppress the Naval March in Beit Lahia in the Gaza strip. The Israeli navy was apparently trying to stop the boats from sailing, although they were in Gaza territorial waters.

The injured were transferred to the Indonesian and Dar al-Shifa Hospitals, in the northern Gaza Strip and to the west of Gaza city, respectively, for medical treatment.

At least ten injuries by live ammunition, and more suffered from inhalation injuries, as Ma’an reports. No further details were provided.

Th boat protests began several weeks ago, and each time they have been attacked violently by Israeli naval forces.

Two weeks ago, on October 1st, the Israeli navy injured 93 Palestinians, including 37 with live fire, during a boat protest against the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.

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