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Hundreds of Gazans begin gathering near border near Khan Younis

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

Gazans march towards border fence with Israel during a protest, on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Credit: Hassan Islayeh)
Illustrative: Gazans march towards border fence with Israel during a protest, on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Credit: Hassan Islayeh)

Several hundred Palestinians have gathered outside the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis near the border with Israel in what is so far a peaceful demonstration, the military says.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the protesters are so far not behaving violently and so Israeli troops have not used any riot dispersal weapons against them.

On Monday, Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip announced plans to hold a protest along the border, despite the violence that broke out during a similar demonstration over the weekend, in which dozens of rioters rushed the security fence, including a man with a pistol who opened fire into an Israeli sniper position, shooting an Israeli border guard in the head and critically injuring him.

Forty-one Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire during the riot, including a Hamas operative who later succumbed to his wounds, according to the terror group.

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