Israel Defense Forces

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate at Gaza border for a third week, hundreds injured

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate at Gaza border for a third week, hundreds injured

Thousands of Palestinians protested at the Israel-Gaza border for the third consecutive week Friday, and Israeli forces injured 363 of them with a combination of tear gas and live ammunition, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Although Israel had warned the Palestinians to steer clear of the fence, the Israel Defense Forces said at least 10,000 demonstrated in five locations and that some attempted to damage security infrastructure, including with firebombs and an explosive device. At one point, the army said, the protesters tried unsuccessfully to fly a firebomb over the border with a kite.

Since the demonstrations began last month, Israeli forces have killed 27...

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