ISRAEL/GAZA – 10,000 Palestinians gathered and burned tires in five locations along the Israel-Gaza border fence Friday afternoon. The riots this week revolve around what many Palestinians call Naksa Day, or Day of the Setback. It marks Israel’s conquest of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the Six Day War of 1967.
The rioters have been burning tires and hurling grenades, pipe bombs, and rocks at Israeli forces. A burning kite with an explosive device attached to it exploded in the air, according to the IDF.
Israeli Defense Force troops are reinforced along the Gaza Strip security fence, as Israeli civilians in the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip are immediate targets of the Hamas terror organization within Gaza.