Hundreds of Gazans riot along Gaza-Israel border, setting off explosive devices, throwing rocks, and burning tires. One rioter dies as a result of injuries sustained when IED he was trying to throw at IDF forces explodes in his hand.
One Palestinian has been killed and 15 injured, one of them critically, in the sixth consecutive night of rioting near the Gaza Strip-Israel border fence Thursday night, according to the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. On what was the sixth consecutive night of such border riots, Gazans stormed the border, set off fireworks, and detonated explosive devices.
Around 1:00 a.m., Palestinian media outlets reported Qatari envoy to Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi had entered the coastal enclave through the Erez Border Crossing. Al-Emadi was set to meet with senior Hamas officials ahead of the distribution of Qatari cash.
Ahmed Mustafa Salah was killed when the explosive device he was trying to throw at Israeli security forces exploded in his hand, according to various reports. Another rioter standing in close proximity to Salah was critically wounded.
Hundreds of rioters were stationed across various points stretching from the north to the south of the Gaza border, according to Palestinian media outlets. Rioters clashed with Israeli forces on the border, throwing IEDs, Molotov cocktails, and rocks, and burning tires. Israeli forces responded with riot control measures.