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IDF: 17,000 Palestinians taking part in Gaza border protests

The Israel Defense Forces estimates that 17,000 Palestinians are taking part in the demonstrations along the Gaza border, spread out among the five main protest sites.

The army says some protesters are lighting tires on fire and throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at IDF troops on the other side of the border.

The military maintains that it will not allow Palestinian protesters to “violate Israel’s sovereignty” by crossing the security fence.

— Judah Ari Gross

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