A Palestinian demonstrator uses a sling to hurl back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence.
(photo credit: REUTERS/IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA)
Following the report that an agreement allowing Qatar to transfer funds designated for humanitarian projects in the Gaza Strip was reached between Israel and Qatar on Saturday, Palestinians resumed their protests along the Gaza border, according to Israeli media.
Protesters were seen burning tires, throwing objects towards the Israeli side and attempting to sabotage the fence, according to the reports. Israeli soldiers responded with riot dispersal methods that included tear gas and live fire.
One Palestinian was injured after the riots resumed, according to Palestinian sources.
On Friday, demonstrations took place against the backdrop of Hamas’s refusal to accept funds from Qatar and the escalation in violence last week, and following the approval for the transfer from Hamas, the protests resumed on Saturday.
On Friday, one Palestinian was killed and dozens more injured by IDF fire during the weekly protests which saw some 10,000 demonstrators riot along the Gaza security fence.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 25-year-old Ehab Atallah Abed was killed during clashes with IDF troops east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Another 24 were injured, including 14 minors, the ministry was quoted by Palestinian Wafa news as saying.
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