Three Palestinians were injured by IDF fire near the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Khan Yunis on Sunday, Palestinian sources reported.

The Israeli army launched an investigation into the incident, in which, the IDF spokesperson said, a group of protesters approached the border fence and IDF soldiers used nonlethal crowd-dispersal weapons to drive them off.

Sunday’s incident was the latest in a succession of attempts by Gaza residents to breach the border fence. On Friday, 300 protesters clashed with IDF soldiers after they attempted to cut the fence and threw stones at the troops. Palestinian sources reported one killed and six injured in the skirmish.

Hamas deployed unarmed policemen to the border zone on Saturday to prevent Palestinians from approaching the fence.