Sep 02, 2021 08:21 UTC
  • Zionist forces attack anti-blockade protesters at Gaza fence

Israeli regime forces have clashed with the Palestinians protesting in the Gaza Strip against the Tel Aviv regime’s crippling siege on the coastal sliver, injuring dozens of them.

According to media reports, the demonstration took place in Rafah Governorate near the border fence separating Gaza from the Israeli-occupied territories for a fifth straight night on Wednesday.

The Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and tear gas and concussion grenades at the protesters.

A young Palestinian man was shot in the chest with a rubber-coated bullet, and suffered moderate wounds. Two other youths were also injured by gas bombs.

Additionally, dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation during the clashes.

Over the past two weeks, at least one fatality and 80 injuries have been reported among Palestinian protesters in protests along the border fence.

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli land, air and sea blockade since June 2007, which has caused a decline in the standard of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

Israel maintains a heavy naval presence off the coast of the impoverished Palestinian enclave, severely affecting the livelihood of fishermen.