10,000 riot along Gaza border; IDF said to respond with tear gas, live fire


January 19, 2019
JFJFP
Palestinians throw rocks, fire bombs and hand grenades at Israeli troops; Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry says 19 wounded

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw tear gas toward Israeli forces during a demonstration along the Israeli fence east of Gaza City on January 18, 2019.

Times of Israel reports, “Around 10,000 Palestinians participated in riots along the border on Friday afternoon, throwing rocks, fire bombs and hand grenades at Israeli troops, and burning tires. Israeli soldiers reportedly responded with tear gas and, in some cases, live fire.”

“The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry said that 19 people were injured in the clashes, including two members of the press and three medical personnel. Israel will decide whether to allow the next delivery of economic aid from Qatar to enter the Strip based on the level of violence at the protests, the Haaretz daily reported.”

Palestinians carry away an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces at a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Gaza City on January 18, 2019

“The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry said that 19 people were injured in the clashes, including two members of the press and three medical personnel. Earlier on Friday, Israeli soldiers detained an unarmed suspect who crossed into Israel from Gaza, Hebrew-language media reported. The “March of Return” organizing committee on Friday demanded that Israel lift its blockade of the coastal enclave, saying that they were “ready to stand up to Israel and its policies.” (more…)

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