200 Palestinians approach Gaza border fence; 5 hurt by IDF fire

October 9, 2015 15:08

Five Gazans who were part of a large group of Palestinian rioters that approached the border with Israel were shot and injured by IDF soldiers on Friday, the army has said

Some 200 Palestinians approached the Gaza - Israeli border fence from the Strip, burning tires and throwing rocks. They ignored calls by soldiers to stop, entering a 100-meter perimeter area that is a closed military zone, and getting to within 50 meters of the fence, an army spokeswoman said.

Soldiers first fired in the air to stop their advance. The rioters did not stop, however, and the IDF then fired at the legs of rioters, striking five of them, she added. 

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