Some 6,000 Palestinians protested along the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, in part of the ongoing weekly “Great March of Return” protests.
Rioters reportedly hurled rocks and explosive devices toward Israeli troops, and some even tried to breach through Hamas checkpoints set up on the Gaza side, reported Israeli’s Kan public broadcaster.
The Palestinian health ministry said 49 demonstrators were injured, 24 of them by Israel Defense Forces live fire. The health ministry also said two reporters, one a Chinese national, were wounded during the riots but did not mention their condition.
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