Troops clash with Palestinians during riot on Gaza border

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

Hundreds of Palestinians are violently protesting in the Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces says the rioters hurled a number of explosive devices, and several attempted to infiltrate through the security barrier.

IDF forces detained a number of Palestinians in the area, and have handed them over to the Shin Bet security agency for questioning, the spokesperson adds.

The Hamas-run health ministry in the Gaza Strip says eight people have been wounded by Israeli fire amid the rioting.

It is unclear why the protests are being held.

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