WATCH: Palestinian rioters breach Gaza border fence
Some 5,000 Palestinians clash with IDF on the border, throwing explosives and stones at troops; 11 said wounded from IDF fire; one rioter injured after grenade explodes in his hand; on the beach, 11th flotilla of boats sets sail towards Israeli waters in effort to break blockade.
A video from Monday afternoon's protests in Gaza shows several Palestinian rioters sabotaging the border fence in the Zikim area and breaching it.
At the height of the violent clashes on Monday, some 5,000 Palestinians were rioting by the border fence, throwing explosives, grenades and stones at IDF soldiers, and setting fire to tires that sent up thick smoke billowing throughout the area.
One of the protesters was able to breach the border fence and enter Israel, but returned to the Palestinian side within minutes.
Also during the clashes, a grenade blew up in the hand of the Palestinian trying to throw it at IDF soldiers. Both the Palestinian holding the grenade and others in his vicinity were injured.
The IDF Spokesman's Office said troops responded to the rioting with crowd dispersal measures "in accordance with the rules of engagement."
Eleven rioters were wounded from IDF fire, according to the Gaza health ministry.
At the Gaza shore, several dozens of vessels sailed Monday afternoon towards Israeli waters in an attempt to break the naval blockade on the strip. The Palestinians also set fire to tires placed on rafts in the water.
This was the 11th flotilla that was launched as part of the "March of Return" campaign.
Meanwhile, the Qatari Red Crescent announced a $15 million investment in Gaza for medical and water-related projects. Among other things, the money will be used to buy dialysis and ultrasound machines, as well as medicine and fuel for hospitals, in addition to funding a system to collect and purify rainwater and to the development of a sewage system.