Palestinian sources in Gaza
reported three Palestinians were injured by IDF
gunfire and another was hurt by a gas grenade in the north of the Strip, east of the city of Jabalia, on Friday.
According to the report, the four sustained light to moderate wounds and were taken to a local hospital.
The IDF said in response that dozens of Palestinians illegally gathered next to the Gaza border, noting that some rioted and tried to breach the fence. The troops attempted to disperse the crowd, hurting one Palestinian in the process, the army said.
Several incidents that saw IDF troops firing at Palestinians at the border have been reported since the brief war between Israel
in November. The army explained in the past that the Palestinians often enter the closed buffer zone near the border and try to damage the fence.
was hurt by IDF gunfire near Beit Lahia, also in Gaza's north, in a similar incident last Friday.