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Two fishermen were sentenced to 13 and eight years, respectively, for smuggling explosives into the costal enclave from Egypt.
The violence on Friday night comes as the IDF prepares for thousands of Palestinians to violently riot across the fence to mark Land Day.
An ambulance was also hit with gas bombs in eastern Gaza, wounding six paramedics, the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
There was a depressing familiarity both to Hamas’s suicide protest operation along Gaza’s border with Israel this week and to Israel’s response to it.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
The Egyptians bring both motivation and clout to the Gaza crisis that threatens them no less than it threatens us.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
One could not help but feel the tragedy of the average Gazan who seemed like a pawn caught up in a bigger dangerous game playing out between Hamas and the IDF.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
"Hamas knows that it can count on the international community when it launches initiatives such as those 'peaceful protests' which have claimed too many lives already."
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
As a reason for the demand, the London-based non-governmental human rights organization named the "killing and wounding of civilians demonstrating in Gaza by the Israeli forces."
The IDF dropped leaflets over the Gaza Strip, warning protesters against approaching the border fence, attempts to breach it and to carry out terror attacks.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Seven tips for how Israel can improve its position amid turbulence on the Gaza border.
By Amos Yadlin
Unnamed officials say Yasser Murtaja was a longtime member of the Hamas security apparatus who tried to bring a drone into Gaza for intelligence gathering purposes.
The PA joined calls for international investigations into border incidents. The IDF has stated at that at least 10 of those killed were known terrorists.
"Israel must use the bodies as a bargaining chip against Hamas and hold them until a solution is found and the soldiers are returned," says father of slain IDF officer.
By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV
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