Israeli warplanes on Friday targeted a Palestinian watchtower near the east side of Gaza City, security sources disclosed, reporting no human casualties.

The airstrike came following a demonstration organized by hundreds of youths along the Gaza fence in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque and solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli jails.

Smoke and flames rise after Israeli forces airstrikes in Gaza City, Gaza on July 05, 2023 [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

In a statement, the Israeli regime said hundreds of Palestinians “rioted” on the Israeli border, including, setting off explosive devices on the Gaza blockade barrier and hurling grenades at troops.

The Israeli occupation forces also confirmed its soldiers stationed in the area responded with riot dispersal units and machine gun fire.

Following the demonstration, the Zionist forces said it carried out a drone strike against a Hamas observation post near the border.

Israeli forces take security measures as Palestinians demonstrate against construction of Jewish settlements in village of Qaryut of Nablus, West Bank on September 15, 2023 [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Authority (PA) warned on Friday about growing calls for Israelis to carry guns, considering it racist incitement against Palestinians.

These calls are considered an official incitement to carry out extrajudicial killings against the Palestinians and a license for the fanatics to take the law into their own hands motivated by their dark agenda.

Official data has shown that more than 160,000 Israelis carry guns, in addition to the police, security personnel and the army.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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Bob Jack
Bob Jack
16-09-23 16:53

Israel is the sworn enemy of the decent human. Every last decent human has made it clear that Israel is a settler colonial state and a threat to all humanity. Prior to establishing Israel it was already committing the crime of ethic cleansing against the Palestinian people. Israel’s goal of ethic cleansing will not be complete until they kill every Palestinian. The blockade against Gaza is inhumane and illegal. The apartheid wall in the West Bank is inhumane and illegal. The Israeli West Bank settlements are terrorists cells that commit daily acts of terror against the Palestinians. So what is… Read more »