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Israeli forces shot 7 Palestinians in Gaza night protests

At least seven Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire and dozens others choked on tear gas on Monday evening on Gaza border.

Local sources told the PIC that the Israeli occupation forces opened fire at the protesters marching on the border east of Gaza city, injuring seven of them, including a child.

The Palestinian reporter said that dozens of Palestinian youths gathered late on Monday near the border to take part in the night demonstrations which have become a major part of the Great March of Return.

The Great March of Return’s night protests were halted in November after Israel had vowed to ease the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip for over 13 years by expanding the fishing zone, allowing Qatari financial aid into the enclave, and offering other facilities.

The demonstrations were resumed over a week ago since Israel showed no commitment to the understandings reached under the auspices of Egypt, Qatar, and the United Nations.

The Palestinian youths taking part in the night protests, who also call themselves “night confusion units”, usually fly fire balloons and kites over the border fence, launch fireworks, and chant national songs during the night.

The night confusion units say that their goal is to confuse the Israeli soldiers stationed at the border and keep them on permanent alert.