A seven-year-old girl was sent by Hamas into Israel, to face the IDF forces stationed along the border fence with Gaza.
The IDF confirmed that the suspected terrorist was a young girl, received her, and ensured that she returned safely to her parents.
"The Hamas terror organization cynically uses women and children, sending them to the border and endangering their lives," an IDF spokesman said.
Approximately 17,000 Gazans are protesting in five locations along the Gaza-Israel border. The protest is part of the planned "march of return," and participants are burning tires, and throwing firebombs and stones at the border and at IDF forces.
Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is personally supervising the IDF forces stationed along the fence.
Southern Command Commander Eyal Zamir, IDF Operations Commander Nitzan Alon, and Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Yoav Mordechai said, "We identified attempts to carry out terror attacks under cover of the protests."
"We advise civilians not to come near the fence, and we send a warning to the Hamas terror organization, which is responsible for everything that happens in Gaza as a result."