The Israeli military is preparing for the possibility that many Palestinians will try to breach the Gaza border fence and enter Israel at once, report said. The Hamas-encouraged demonstrations are ostensibly aimed to protest the decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade, imposed after the terror group seized power in Gaza in 2007, and to assert Palestinian demands for millions to "return" to lost properties in what is now Israel.
The protests also took place at the contact points in different cities, including the northern entrance of Bethlehem and Ramallah.
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In Israel the decision was warmly welcomed but it caused dismay amongst Palestinians and in many world capitals. The demonstrations have been organized by Gaza's Hamas rulers, but are fueled by despair among the territory's 2 million people.
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Israel says, however, that the terror group uses the protests as a cover for attacks at the border and attempts to breach it.
Israeli news site Ynet said three Israelis were detained after they attempted to fly burning kites into Gaza but instead caused fires on Israeli agricultural lands.
Gaza's Hamas leader, Yehiyeh Sinwawr, has said he expects tens of thousands to participate on Monday.
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"Israel along with many other countries are working to bring food, equipment, and fuel to the residents of the Gaza Strip, and Hamas is preventing them from entering, and are carrying out activities that endanger the operations of the border crossings", the IDF said.
The military said protesters were "violent, burning tyres and hurling rocks" and that it "will not allow any harm to the security infrastructure or security fence and will continue standing by its mission to defend and ensure the security of the citizens of Israel and Israeli sovereignty, as necessary". Even as hospitals have been overwhelmed by casualties, Israel has denied permission for grievously wounded Palestinians to seek treatment outside Gaza, a callous form of collective punishment that has resulted in deaths and amputations among those hit by fire from the IDF.