Tel Aviv: Israel opened fire at an armed group of Palestinians near the Gaza border on Saturday after it intercepted the rockets from Gaza.
Earlier, Israel defence forces had announced that it has shot down two out of three rockets fired from the Gaza strip.
“Three rockets were fired from #Gaza at #Israel, two of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System. This is the second consecutive night rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israeli civilans,” the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) wrote on Twitter.
The launches from Gaza continued for the second day in a row, reported Sputnik.
The territory’s Health Ministry said that 77 Palestinians were killed following clashes with Israeli soldiers in Gaza Strip, the previous day.
The Gaza Strip has been witnessing protests for over a year. Since last year, the Palestinians have been staging weekly demonstrations demanding an end to Israel’s 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has affected nearly two million people from getting access to basic needs.
As many as 270 people have died and a thousand others injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the Gaza protests.
Palestinians have been seeking diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel and the Gaza Strip. Because of which Israel has been in conflict with Palestinians for decades.