Israel pounds Gaza in ‘retaliation’ as 3 Palestinians killed, 370+ injured in border clashes (VIDEO)

At least three people, including a 12-year-old, were killed by Israeli troops as some 20,000 Palestinians rallied at the Gaza border. Amid the clashes, the IAF struck ‘terrorist targets’ in retaliation for border breach attempts.

Thousands of Palestinian activists assembled near the Gazan-Israeli border, with some trying to breach the fence amid a heavy Israeli security presence, burning tires and throwing incendiary devices at the IDF soldiers. The crowd was, once again, met with a crackdown by the Israeli forces who used live bullets, rubber ammunition and tear gas to drive the crowd back.

The military claimed that at least 10 “armed terrorists” managed to break through the security perimeter amid heavy clashes, before Israeli security forces stopped them. In response, the Israelis carried out two strikes in Gaza, the IDF said. Palestinians claimed that an Israeli drone attacked just east of Gaza City, while a helicopter struck a site east of the town of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.

At least three activists were killed by sniper fire, including a 12-year-old boy, Wafa news reported. In addition, another 376 activists were wounded during the confrontation, including 126 injured by live gunfire. At least seven of them remain in critical condition. Among those injured were 10 females, 30 children, a paramedic and a journalist.

Tensions have been running high on the border for seven months now, since the first Great March of Return protest started in March. So far, 198 Palestinians have been killed and over 21,000 injured in the weekly clashes.

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