Minor clashes on Gaza border as Palestinians mark Land Day

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Palestinians try to destroy the fence while Israeli troops shot teargas during clashes along Gaza's border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City, March 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinians try to destroy the fence while Israeli troops shot teargas during clashes along Gaza's border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City, March 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Around 100 Palestinians held a protest on the border with the Gaza Strip earlier as part of Land Day commemorations, which marks the Israeli government’s expropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee on March 30, 1976, and the ensuing demonstrations in which six Arab Israelis were killed.

According to a military spokesperson, several Palestinian suspects hurled grenades toward Israeli troops stationed on the border, who responded with tear gas and low-caliber rounds from a Ruger rifle.

No soldiers are hurt by the grenades, the spokesperson tells The Times of Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces says the gathering has been dispersed.

Several Palestinians are reported hurt by tear gas inhalation.

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