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Israel strikes Gaza again amid new violence at border

A Palestinian demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes along the Gaza border
— Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

The Israeli army launched a drone strike on the Gaza Strip on Saturday after violent protests in which three Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire, sources on both sides said.

The early evening strike is one of a series that have come amid near-daily protests at the border by Palestinians after Israel closed the Erez crossing from Gaza.

A drone "struck a military post belonging to the Hamas terrorist organisation, adjacent to the area where a violent riot was taking place", the army said.

It added that "shots were fired toward" Israeli soldiers near the border during the strike, without reporting any casualties.

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