Palestinian riots renewed at a number of locations along the Gaza border on Monday afternoon, with explosives thrown at the border fence and IDF soldiers responding with tear gas and live fire.
At least two Palestinians were injured amid the violence. No Israeli soldiers were injured.
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Video from the scene showed hundreds of Palestinians gathering along the fence and burning tires. During the riots, explosives were thrown at an IDF jeep, with soldiers responding with live fire.
Rioters say they're 'supporting al-Aqsa'
The groups which organize the riots said that they were conducting the riots on Monday to "support al-Aqsa."
After a short pause on Monday evening, the riot groups launched "night disturbance activities" along the Gaza border, setting off explosives near the border fence. The groups have additionally threatened to begin launching incendiary and explosive balloons toward Israel.
The Erez Crossing through which Palestinian workers pass between the Gaza Strip and Israel was closed on Monday due to the riots. The crossing will reopen on Tuesday unless a decision is made to extend the closure.
Palestinian groups have held riots along the Gaza border on an almost daily basis in the past week, setting off explosive devices near the fence and burning tires. On Friday, the IDF struck a post belonging to Hamas in response to riots on the border.