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IDF readies for potential border clashes as Gaza protests to be held

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank at a staging ground near the border with Gaza Strip, southern Israel, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank at a staging ground near the border with Gaza Strip, southern Israel, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israeli forces are gearing up for possible violence along the Gaza border ahead of protests called today by the enclave’s Hamas rulers and other Palestinian factions.

The military has sent additional troops to the area after a similar protest over the weekend saw rioting in which an Israeli soldier was shot and severely wounded.

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