Thousands of Palestinians RIOT at Gaza border, attack Israel with firebombs and explosive devices – ISRAEL RESPONDS!

After a night of apparent calm between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian rioters have once again instigated a military response by Israel as they’ve hurled rocks, firebombs, and one grenade at IDF troops.

Here’s video:

The IDF Spokesperson just tweeted out what’s happening:

Here’s more video from the AP:

Here’s more from the Times of Israel:

TIMES OF ISRAEL – An Israeli tank struck a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip Friday evening after a grenade was hurled at troops during mass riots in several locations along the border.

The army said the strike came in response to the grenade attack on its forces. There were no Israel casualties in the attack. The strike came as Hadashot TV news reported that Israel is denying it ever agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas.

Around 9,000 Palestinians were participating in weekly border protests. Some protesters were rioting near the fence, throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers and burning tires to create a smokescreen. In one incident a fragmentation grenade was thrown towards Israeli troops, but caused no casualties. Several attempts were made to breach the security fence.

The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry reported that two Palestinians were killed in the riots, including 25-year-old medic Abdullah al-Qatati. It said over 100 people were hurt, of which 25 were shot by Israeli troops.

Some rioters flew incendiary kites and balloons into Israel. Israeli officials said at least six fires had broken out in Israeli territory since the morning due to airborne arson attacks.

Hamas had earlier said the so-called “March of Return” border demonstrations would continue unimpeded, despite a cessation of hostilities with Israel clinched the night before.

A senior Israeli diplomatic official insisted to Hadashot that Hamas’s announcement that Jerusalem had agreed to a truce was a lie. A senior defense official backed up the claim, and added that the army did not see the confrontation as over.

The implication was that Israel had ceased its attacks in the Strip because Hamas had halted rocket attacks on Israeli communities, but did not see itself obligated to a truce.

Hamas wants to start another war with Israel, especially given all of the anti-Israel hostility and the Muslim world this year. With Erdogan taking up the mantle of the Palestinians, they want to provoke Israel into something that could bring some kind of retaliation from the Muslim world and/or the rest of the world. That’s why they’ve been shooting so many rockets at Israel this week. Also remember, this is Israel’s 70th anniversary as a nation and I’m quite sure that has something to do with all of these attacks on them.

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