Palestinians threw stones at IDF forces along the Gaza border Tuesday afternoon as clashes erupted for the first time since last week’s violent riots.
By: Yona Schnitzer, TPS
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that a 25-year-old man from Dir al-Balah was shot dead by IDF forces.
Last Friday, 17 Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured after some 30,000 Palestinians protested at several locations along the border. At least 11 of the dead were known terrorists belonging to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and global jihad groups.
The IDF said that demonstrators had thrown stones and firebombs and that terrorist groups had used the demonstrations as cover to attack IDF soldiers and border infrastructure. Among the Palestinian dead were two members of an armed cell that shot at troops along the border
Tuesday’s incident followed a warning by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman that Israel has no intention of changing its method of operation in regards to the protestors.
“I think the other side [the Palestinians] have understood that it isn’t worth their while to continue, and I warn them against further provocation” Liberman said. “We’ve set clear rules and we don’t plan on changing them,” he added, referring to the IDF’s policy of shooting protesters who approach the fence.