According to the report, the four sustained light to moderate wounds and were taken to a local hospital.
- Gaza teens graduate from Hamas military school
IDF: 'Attack tunnel' discovered near Gaza border
Op-ed: Gaza truce falling apart
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 and Hamas 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.
A Palestinian was hurt by IDF gunfire near Beit Lahia, also in Gaza's north, in a similar incident last Friday.
- Receive Ynetnews updates
directly to your desktop