Official network of Hamas says 2 of the injured Gazans are in serious condition, and a Ma’an spokesperson confirmed that live fire had been used when Palestinians breached Israel’s border “buffer zone.”
At least three Palestinians were injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border, the Ma’an Palestinian news agency says.
Ma’an quotes an Israeli army spokesperson as saying that “riot dispersal means” had been used during “violent riots” in order to “prevent infiltration.”
Israel’s Desert Reconnaissance Battalion works with other units, protecting Israel’s southern borders against an assortment of scenarios, including infiltrations.
According to Ma’an, the spokesperson confirmed that live fire had been used when Palestinians breached the border “buffer zone.”
The official TV network of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, said two of the injured were in serious condition, according to Israel’s Reshet Bet.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict saw a resurgence in violence over the previous several days.
Earlier on Friday, a Palestinian attacker said to be 14 years old was shot by Israeli security forces while attempting to carry out a stabbing attack near the West Bank Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.
That attempted attack comes two days after a 13-year-old Palestinian was shot and wounded on Wednesday after ignoring a warning shot as she approached guards at the Eliyahu crossing in the West Bank.
A day prior, a 16-year-old Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier and was shot dead in the West Bank.
Friday’s attack was the eleventh in a week, coming after Palestinians wrapped up the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha and as Israel tightened security ahead of major Jewish holidays in October.
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