Gazans break through security fence, enter buffer zone

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Palestinians broke through a security fence and entered the buffer zone between Israel and the Gaza Strip, absconding with some construction material, during a demonstration along the border, according to footage shared by Palestinian media outlets.

In the footage, a group of young men can be seen rushing through a break in the fence, grabbing a number of plastic pipes, holding them up triumphantly and then running back into the Strip.

The men do not appear to have entered Israeli territory, but were instead in a buffer zone between the two areas.

The incident comes amid lingering tensions between Israel and terror groups in the Strip, after dozens of rockets were fired into southern Israel over the weekend.

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