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The IDF on Saturday attacked two terrorist squads that launched incendiary balloons from the southern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Both attacks used drones that fired on the terrorists, one in the morning hours, the other around noon.

Two fires broke out in the Be’eri area near the Gaza border as a result of launched balloons. Firefighters, with the assistance of the IDF, JNF, the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority, local police, and residents of local settlements managed to control the fire.

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On Friday, some 8,000 Palestinians gathered in five locations along the perimeter fence and tried to sabotage the security infrastructure. A number of Arab rioters crossed the perimeter fence in the southern Gaza Strip and threw explosive devices and Molotov cocktails near the border. They then fled back to the Gaza Strip, and in response, an IDF tank attacked a position belonging to the Hamas.

The IDF Spokesperson reported that the army responded by means of dispersing demonstrations, which included firing in accordance with the rules of engagement.

The Gaza Health Ministry reported one casualty and approximately 120 wounded in Friday’s clashes with IDF forces near the border fence.

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