IDF Kills Group of Palestinian Terrorists Who Launched Gaza Border Attack
13 October, 2018, 15:39
One Israeli soldier has been killed by a Palestinian sniper during the weekly protests, and tracts of Israeli land have been scorched by incendiary kites and balloons.
The incident comes days after a Palestinian man killed two Israelis and injured another at a factory where he was employed at the Barkan Industrial Zone in the West Bank.
Israel said its troops had shot a group who broke through the fence with a bomb and attacked an army post.
On Friday, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced suspending fuel delivery to Gaza in response to the protests, Haaretz reported.
A middle-aged Palestinian woman has been stoned to death by Israeli settlers in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, reports say.
CNN crews witnessed Palestinians throwing grenades and burning tires, and burning the border fence - with Israeli forces responding with tear gas, live fire and a water cannon.
Earlier in the day, Gaza's Health Ministry said that at least 5 Palestinians had been killed and 50 wounded by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) near the border fence dividing the enclave from the territory of Israel.
The terms of the deal saw Doha, a longtime Hamas backer, pledge to pay $60 million (52 million euros) for fuel to be brought into Gaza over six months to supply the strip's sole power plant.
Israeli soldiers have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the clashes, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, with thousands of others injured.
Israel accuses the enclave's rulers Hamas of leading the protests and using them as a cover for attacks.
Hamas, meanwhile, has stepped up its violent campaign against Israel and on Friday last week organized one of the largest violent demonstrations along the border with Israel since the beginning of the "Great March of Return" at the end of March.
The Israeli military has been criticised by Palestinians and global human rights groups for its lethal response to the protests.
They added that Hamas leader Ismail Haniya also attended the protests east of Gaza City and hailed the ongoing demonstrations.