Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered along the Gaza border yesterday, burning tires and throwing firebombs and rocks at Israeli soldiers, as Palestinians held a second "March of Return" protest, the Times of Israel website reports today (April 7, 2018).
Nine Gazans were killed and over 1,000 injured by Israeli forces using live fire at the border protesters.
Among those hurt were 12 women and 48 minors.
"Rioters have attempted to damage and cross the security fence under the cover of smoke from their burning tires. They also attempted to carry out terror attacks and hurl explosive devices and firebombs," the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) said. "Our forces prevented breaches of the fence."