Two Palestinians were killed as thousands of Gazans gathered along the Gaza border fence on Friday as violent protests continued along the border fence with Israel after over 200 rockets and mortars were launched from the Hamas run enclave، as the Jerusalem Post said.
According to Palestinian reports a paramedic was shot and killed in the chest while providing medical attention to injured protesters east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and another 307 demonstrators were wounded، including one man in critical condition after being shot in the head near Khan Younis.
A journalist was also said to have been wounded by Israeli fire.
Protesters marking the 20th week of the “Return March” demonstrations flocked along five spots along the border throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers and burning tires and launching incendiary kites into Israel from the Strip، causing at least six fires.
The IDF spokesperson stated that 9000 protesters gathered along the Gaza border fence and threw stones، Molotov cocktails and other explosives.
It also reported that an attempt was made to cross the fence، but the suspect immediately backtracked back into the Gaza Strip. In response to a grenade thrown at Israeli forces، an IDF tank attacked a Hamas position in the northern Gaza Strip. No Israeli soldiers were injured.
Later on Friday the IDF targeted another Hamas position with tank fire in the southern Gaza Strip.