- 10,000 Palestinians Protest Along Gaza Border, 18 Said Wounded by IDF Fire
Hamas keeping most demonstrators away from fence, but some still burning tires and launching rocks and firebombs at soldiers
Some 10,000 Palestinians protested along the Gaza border fence on Friday, with some burning tires and throwing rocks and firebombs at soldiers who responded with tear gas and occasional live fire. The Hamas-run Gaza heath ministry said 18 people were wounded by live fire.
This was the third week in a row that Hamas security forces kept most demonstrators away from the fence following a ceasefire with Israel after a major flareup two weeks ago. The IDF said Palestinians had not managed to breach the border fence and there were no injuries reported among Israeli forces.