From the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: A mortar shell exploded in an open area in Israel’s south without causing an injuries or damage.
– Residents in southern Israel spotted IAF helicopters near Khan Yunas on Friday evening.
– Palestinian media reports 2 Gazans killed in border riots, and loud explosions, following a day of intense confrontations between Palestinians and IDF forces.
IAF helicopters and loud explosions north of the Gaza Strip were reported on Friday evening by Palestinian media.
The reports follow a day of intense clashes between roughly 8,000 Palestinian protesters and IDF forces marking what Palestinian refer to as ‘March of Return.’
Friday marked the 50th such protest since it started in March 30th, calling for an end of the 12 year long Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Two Palestinian protesters were shot dead and over 40 injured, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported.
Two #Palestinians were apprehended by #Israel‘s security forces for crossing over from #Gaza as the @IDF remains on high alert for what may come, @jregevi24news tells @JeffSmithi24: pic.twitter.com/JkpKzm1ukA
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) March 8, 2019
A projectile landed in open territory in southern Israel after the Red Alert incoming rocket siren was activated in communities of Eshkol Regional Council on Friday evening.
On Friday three clusters of explosive balloons carrying large objects were discovered in open fields within the council’s area.
One cluster carried a scarecrow while another carried a toy drone.
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