The balance of Palestinian demonstrators killed in clashes along the border cross-border has risen to 12: Palestinian agencies Wafa and Maan report it. The second explains that the last two deaths are due to Israeli artillery strikes in Beit Hanun, in the northern part of the Strip.
The Ministry of Health in the Strip also speaks of over 1,000 injured.
The Israeli army has calculated in about 17 thousand protesters who are “launching bombs and burning stones”.
The clashes near the grid that divides Gaza from Israel, where the ‘March for return’ is under way in the Land Day.
Thousands are the Palestinians in “riot in six places along the Gaza Strip, burning tires, throwing stones at the security fence and Israeli troops responding by means of dispersal and shooting at the main instigators,” reports the Israeli army underlining that Hamas “endangers the lives of civilians and uses them for terrorist purposes, is responsible for violent unrest and all that happens under its auspices”.
The Israeli army emphasizes to see “with extreme severity any attempt to break through Israeli sovereignty or to damage the defensive barrier”. The army then explained that it “imposed a closed military zone all around the strip in accordance with the current situation. With the reinforcement of the troops, the army, if necessary, is prepared to respond – he continued – to the violent unrest planned along the border of the Strip “.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned in Arabic on his Twitter profile that “every Palestinian from Gaza approaching the security fence with Israel will put their lives at risk”. The warning refers to the current tension situation at the border with Gaza.