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PublishDate: Friday, November 23, 2018 12:12

22 Palestinians injured in Zionist attack on Gaza naval march

AVA- The injuries took place on Monday afternoon, when hundreds of Palestinians participated in the 20th weekly naval march in the northern Gaza Strip against the crippling blockade of the coastal enclave.
The Palestinian Ma'an News Agency said Zionist forces fired live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas bombs at protesters and boats attempting to break the 12-year siege.
Medical sources in Gaza confirmed on Monday that 22 Palestinians had sustained injuries, three of them with Zionist live bullets and 19 with rubber-coated steel bullets or teargas inhalation.
The Zionist regime imposed a limit of three nautical miles on fishing in the waters off the Gaza shore until August 2014, when Palestinian fishermen were allowed to go out six miles under a ceasefire agreement reached between the Zionists and Palestinians following a deadly 50-day Zionist war in the same month.
The fishing zone is supposed to extend to 20 nautical miles under the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords were signed between the Zionist regime and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) during the early-mid 1990s to resolve the Zionist-Palestinian conflict.
In May 2017, Zionist authorities increased the fishing area for Gaza fishermen to nine nautical miles.
Over the past few years, Zionist forces have carried out more than a hundred attacks on Palestinian boats, arresting dozens of fishermen and confiscating several boats.
The Gaza Strip has been under a Zionist blockade since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standard of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.
Tensions have been running high near the fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30. More than 240 Palestinians have been killed by Zionist forces. Over 23,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.
The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.
More than 200 Palestinians have so far been killed and over 20,000 others wounded in the renewed Gaza clashes, according to the latest figures released by the Gaza Health Ministry.


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