A Palestinian protester carries a boy as he runs from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during a protest on the beach near the border with Israel in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli troops wounded 10 Palestinians during a protest on the enclave's northern ground and maritime fence with Israel. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Palestinians say 10 injured by Israeli fire at beach protest

September 10, 2018 - 12:58 pm

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says 10 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire along the territory's coast.

Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the beach as boats sailed nearby.

A Palestinian cameraman in a clearly-marked "Press" vest was shot in the leg.

Protesters set fire to tires on rafts.

Israel's military said forces shot next to the vessels and at Palestinians on land who threw an explosive device and rolled burning tires at soldiers.

Monday's demonstration led by Gaza's Hamas rulers was, in part, to protest the blockade set by Israel and Egypt in 2007 after the militant Islamic group took over.

Hamas has led weekly border protests since March. Since then, 128 protesters have been killed by Israeli fire and one Israeli soldier was killed by a Gaza sniper.

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