Violent riots erupt along the Gaza border

July 28, 2017 18:03


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According to a statement released by the IDF, dozens of Palestinians took part in violent riots in several locations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel over the past few hours, where they burnt tires and threw stones at the fence and at IDF forces.

IDF forces were deployed to the areas where the riots were taking place and "are working to prevent damage to the perimeter fence," read the statement adding that troops fired at a number of key instigators.According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 16-year-old Abed al-Rahman Abu al-Maysa was killed east of al-Bureij camp during the clashes with troops on the fence.

The IDF is investigating reports of al-Maysa's death.

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