Protesters launch firebombs at Gaza border: Israel Upd

Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops manning the border, during what the Israel Defense Forces described as “several attempts” to damage the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and cross over into Israeli territory, as violent clashes between Gazan protesters and Israeli forces were renewed for the third consecutive week. Some 10,000 Palestinians were taking part in violent riots in five locations along the length of the border, the army said. In addition to trying to cross the barrier, a number of attacks were carried out, with demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and explosives at Israeli soldiers. The army said it had used live fire and crowd dispersal methods, in accordance with IDF open-fire regulations. Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called on Gazans Thursday "change direction" and focus not on trying to destroy Israel, but on how to live peacefully alongside it. More >


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