Dozens of Palestinians gathered Sunday night along the separation fence with Israel, pressing ahead with a series of violent protests staged by the territory's Hamas rulers aimed at pressuring Israel to comply with its demands into allowing Qatari aid.
It was the second consecutive nighttime border protest and took place hours after Israeli warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on alleged Hamas targets in response to the violent unrest. Hamas officials have promised to hold nightly protests all week.
"The Zionist occupation bears all the repercussions and consequences of the tightening of the siege on Gaza and the escalation of the humanitarian crisis among its residents," said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum. "No calm or stability will be achieved as long as our people lack a free and dignified life."