Thousands of Palestinians protest near Gaza border fence

Palestinian reports claim explosives were thrown on IDF soldiers, no casualties were reported.

August 31, 2018 19:10
Thousands of Palestinians protest near Gaza border fence

A Palestinian woman shouts slogans during a March of Return protest at the border fence between Israel and Gaza, east of Gaza City August 31, 2018. . (photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS)


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The Palestinian March of Return protests took place on Friday with 7,500 Gaza residents reportedly demonstrating at various locations near the security fence.

The March of Return protests have been going on for 23 weeks.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that 120 Palestinian were wounded during the protests and 38 people required hospital care.

A terror balloon caused a fire in the region of Kibbutz Be'eri. Israeli fire fighting teams put out the fire with the help of Jewish National Fund Keren Kayemet teams. Two terror kites were reported as well. 

Earlier in August, thousands of Israeli Gaza border communities residents protested in Tel Aviv against the ongoing tensions in the south of the country. Protesters carried signs claiming the right of a child near the Gaza border fence to safety is equal to that of a child in central Israel and called on the prime minister to "wake up" as the south is "on fire".

One protester reportedly cried out: "We're being used as cannon fodder!"



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