Soldiers on Friday opened fire on a group of Palestinians who breached the
security zone approaching Gaza’s border with Israel, damaged the fence and threw
stones at troops, military sources said.
Two Palestinians were wounded,
the army said.
According to Palestinian sources, the men’s wounds were
The incident came after a rocket was fired from Gaza into
southern Israel early on Thursday morning, landing in the Ashkelon coast
No injuries or damage were reported in the
Beginning on Sunday, Israel pans to allow steel and cement for
building projects into Gaza for the first time since 2007. The move follows a
massive crackdown by the Egyptian military on the smuggling from Sinai via the
tunnels near Rafah, including construction material.
In 2007, after Hamas
took control of Gaza in a violent coup, Israel banned the entry of building
material, except in limited quantities for international projects, fearing the
materials posed a security risk.
Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this