Palestinian dies in violent riots on Gaza border, as IDF chief visits

Palestinians attempted to cross the fence but were stopped by IDF gunfire, Channel 12 reported.

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October 6, 2019 04:09
Palestinian dies in violent riots on Gaza border, as IDF chief visits

Palestinians riot in front of the Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. IDF troops use tear gas in an attempt to deter them from getting close to the fence. Gaza envelope, Aug 2, 2019. (photo credit: KOBI RICHTER/TPS)

One Palestinian died and 11 others were injured in violent riots along the Gaza security fence, the Gaza Health Ministry said on Friday.

Around 6,000 Palestinians took part in Friday’s demonstrations, throwing stones and explosives at several locations along the fence, according to an IDF statement. A Molotov cocktail hit a military jeep but no casualties ensued, according to the statement.

According to Palestinian reports, Ala Nizar Haish Hamdan, a 28-year-old resident of Beit Hanoun, is said to have died in Friday’s protests.

Palestinians attempted to cross the fence but were stopped by IDF gunfire, Channel 12 reported.
Two projectiles were fired later Friday at Israel, but fell short of the Gaza border, the IDF said in a statement. Rocket sirens were heard in Kissufim.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen.  Aviv Kochavi toured the Gaza Division on Friday. Kochavi was accompanied by Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Ratzi Halevi and Gaza Division Commander, Brig.-Gen. Eliezer Toledano.

Kochavi noted the deployment of forces at a tactical level and expressed his appreciation for the efforts of commanders and fighters to maintain security on the Gaza border throughout deployment, especially during the holidays.



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