Dozens of rioters on Friday evening set fire to the Palestinian Arab side of the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza.
The IDF said the rioters damaged the gas and fuel pipelines that run from Israel to Gaza and are intended for use by Gazan residents.
The incident is part of the continued riots by Gazans along the border. Some 7,000 Arabs rioted throughout the day on Friday, burning tires and hurling rocks at the security fence and IDF troops.
The rioters flew kites with burning items, intending to ignite fires in Israel. In addition, said the IDF, rioters hurled an explosive device at IDF troops who responded with riot dispersal means and fire in accordance with the rules of engagement.
During the riots, two unmanned aerial vehicles that were on documentation missions fell in the Gaza Strip. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stressed that there is no risk of breach of information. The matter is being looked into.
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