An Israeli drone has struck Gaza again after Palestinian demonstrators faced off against Israeli soldiers along the border.
According to local reports, the Israeli army sent the drone after the protests, injuring three Palestinians.
A Palestinian security source told AFP that an “Israeli aircraft had targeted a Hamas surveillance site east of Gaza City”, without mentioning any casualties.
A drone “struck a military post belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization, adjacent to the area where a violent riot was taking place”, the army said.
Hours before the strike, Palestinian demonstrators confronted the Israeli army stationed along the border fence. Demonstrators set fire to tires and threw stones at Israeli soldiers.
Israel has imposed an air, land, and sea blockade on the impoverished Palestinian enclave ever since Hamas seized control in 2007.
Israel has issued work permits to some 18,500 Gazans, COGAT, the Israeli defense ministry body responsible for Palestinian civil affairs, said on Tuesday.
Since September 13, six Palestinians have been killed and nearly 100 wounded during protests at the border, according to figures from the health ministry in Gaza.