2 Palestinians killed, 270 wounded in Gaza border clashes

Palestinian reports say protestors have gathered along the border fence and are rioting and burning tires.

August 17, 2018 16:55
2 Palestinians killed, 270 wounded in Gaza border clashes

Palestinian protesters wave their national flag as they gather during a demonstration at the Israel-Gaza border, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on August 10, 2018. (photo credit: SAID KHATIB / AFP)


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Two Palestinians were killed and 270 others were wounded in clashes with the IDF along the Gaza border Friday in what appears to be a rise in tensions amid rumors of cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas.

According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Office, thousands of Palestinians gathered and rioted in the Gaza Strip, mostly deep within its territory and not adjacent to the border fence.

However, a number of Molotov cocktails and IEDs were thrown toward the security fence, but there were no casualties or damage to Israeli forces.

The Israeli forces responded in accordance with IDF regulations.

In addition, incendiary balloons launched from the coastal enclave sparkled fires in the Be’eri Forest in the Besor region south of Saad Junction.

Despite the attempts to broker a cease-fire, which included a meeting between Egyptian intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Abbas Kamel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas-affiliated sources stated Friday that its followers would continue to engage in weekly “Great March of Return” protests along the border. Those demonstrations and riots have been taking place every Friday since March 30.

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