Despite Israel-Hamas Ceasefire, Gaza Border Riots Resume
A day after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas went into effect, thousands of Palestinians rioted on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday.
During the unrest, in which at least two rioters were reportedly killed, terrorists tossed a grenade at IDF troops.
According to the IDF, rioters also burned tires and threw rocks, explosive devices and firebombs at soldiers and the border fence.
Approx 9,000 rioters are gathered along the security fence between Gaza and Israel. They are burning tires and hurling rocks, explosive devices, and firebombs at IDF troops and the security fence
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— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 10, 2018
In response to the violence, Israeli tanks shelled two Hamas posts near the border.
Residents of southern Israel were told to return to their daily routines on Friday, following a quiet night.
On Wednesday and Thursday, terrorists in Hamas-ruled Gaza fired more than 180 rockets into southern Israel, targeting border area communities and the more distant city of Beersheba.
A total of seven Israelis were wounded in the rocket attacks.
The Israeli military bombed more than 150 Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliatory strikes.