Israeli aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza on Friday as border violence once again began to escalate this weekend. No casualties were reported.
Some 20,000 Gazans attacked IDF soldiers who were stationed along the security fence, burning tires and hurling hand grenades, Molotov cocktails, live fireworks and rocks at the troops while attempting to breach the border.
At least 10 armed terrorists managed to infiltrate through the security fence, but were “greeted” by IDF soldiers when they emerged on to Israeli territory.
RIGHT NOW: A mob of approx 20K Gazans are burning tires, throwing bombs and grenades, and attempting to break through the border fence with Israel, which 10 armed terrorists did, until we stopped them. In response, an IDF aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/siJKlAq7jG
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDFSpokesperson) October 5, 2018
Arab media reported that three attackers at the border were killed in the violence, including one teenager; there has been no comment by the IDF.