Israeli forces attacked, Monday,  the Naval March protest taking place along the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. The peaceful protests, taking place for 21 weeks, with the intent of ending the 11 year Israeli/Egyptian blockade on Gaza.

Israeli forces injured at least 27 Palestinian protesters, Maan News Agency reported, 14 of whom were hit with live ammunition, while several others suffered the smothering effects of tear-gas inhalation, medical sources stated.

In the Mediterranean Sea, the Israeli Navy ships, also shot live fire, tear-gas, and rubber-coated steel bullets, at the Palestinian boats, taking part in the peaceful demonstration.

Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade, via land, water, and sea, all prior attempts to lift the blockade, have been unsuccessful.

The movement of nearly 2 million inhabitants of Gaza is severely restricted as a result of what Israel claims is security reasons.