Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90
Arab rioters during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza Israeli border, east Rafah, southern Gaza Strip,. (Aug. 2018)

Thousands of Arabs launched an attack at the northern Gaza border with Israel on Monday night near Zikkim beach, south of Ashkelon.

A number of attackers managed to breach the border and set fire to an IDF military post while others hurled explosives, burning tires, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli soldiers.

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They also hung up Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags.

Other terrorists recorded the events and uploaded the live video to Arab networks, streaming it on the internet. None of them showed the terrorists who torched an IDF military post near the security fence, however, according to the Hebrew-language ‘HaKol HaYehudi’ website.

Arab media reported that Israeli military forces opened fire at the attackers, wounding several, but the reports were not confirmed.

There has been no comment by the IDF.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.