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Israeli warplanes strike Palestine watchtower in Gaza

September 16, 2023 at 11:30 am

Smoke and flames rise after Israeli forces airstrikes in Gaza City, Gaza on July 05, 2023 [Ali Jadallah – Anadolu Agency]

Israeli warplanes on Friday targeted a Palestinian watchtower near the east side of Gaza City, security sources disclosed, reporting no human casualties.

The airstrike came following a demonstration organised by hundreds of youths along the Gaza fence in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque and solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli jails.

In a statement, the Israel occupation forces said hundreds of Palestinians “rioted” on the Israeli border, including: “Setting off explosive devices on the security barrier and hurling grenades at troops.”

The Israeli occupation also confirmed its soldiers stationed in the area responded with riot dispersal units and live fire.

Following the demonstration, the occupation forces said it carried out a drone strike against a “Hamas observation post near the border.”

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