A large explosion was heard in central Gaza Motzoei Shabbos. Sources in Gaza said that a number of people were injured in the explosion, which Israeli sources said was in a building belonging to a top Hamas terrorist. Hamas said that it was investigating the cause of the blast. Israeli sources told Kan News that it was likely a “work accident,” in which a large explosive being prepared by a team of terrorists exploded.
Despite the rainy and windy weather Friday, several thousand Gaza Arabs showed up at the security fence, throwing rocks and firebombs at IDF soldiers. Israeli forces used anti-riot measures to beat back the rioters. Thirty-three rioters were injured in the fracas, Gaza sources said.
Overnight Motzoei Shabbos, security officials said they arrested 10 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.