The IDF has been battling hundreds of Palestinian rioters on the southern Gaza border Wednesday night, dispersing the firebomb and rock-throwers with non-lethal equipment, The Times of Israel reported.
During the clashes, two Gazans crossed the border fence into Israeli territory and set a tire ablaze before fleeing back into Gaza, the army said.
Reports in Palestinian media sid seven Gazans were injured in the clashes east of the town of Khuza’a in the southern Strip.
Earlier in the day, the IDF carried out air strikes against a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip after balloons carried an incendiary device over the border into Israeli territory.
“During the day, arson balloons were identified as having been launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” the army said in a statement.
A Gaza security source said an Israeli aircraft fired three projectiles at an observation post and farmland east of the Bureij refugee camp in Gaza, causing damage but no casualties, Arutz Sheva reported.