Israeli warplanes on Saturday bombed Gaza after clashes between its troops and Palestinian protesters. Several people got injured, including an Israeli border policeman and a 13-year-old Palestinian boy, critically wounded.
As per the Israeli military, it carried out airstrikes against four weapons sites. Also, it had reinforced its Gaza division with additional troops.
The escalation comes three months since Israel and the enclave’s Islamist rulers Hamas reached a truce following their deadliest fighting in years.
Israel’s troops fired at Palestinian protesters who gathered near the Gaza border wall, the army and Palestinian witnesses said.
Hundreds of Palestinians had gathered near the Gaza Strip’s heavily fortified border for a protest organized by the enclave’s Islamist rulers Hamas and other factions.
As per Hamas, the protest was called to mark the burning 52 years ago of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque.