Red alarms were heard early Saturday morning in Sha’ar Hanegev, Eshkol, Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashkelon Beach area. No injuries or damage was reported.
Residents in the area reported explosions. The IDF said the reason for the alert was being investigated. The Eshkol Regional Council instructed residents to stay close to protected areas.
Palestinian sources reported that the IDF attacked a Hamas position in the area of the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported there.
On Friday, an IDF officer was moderately wounded by a grenade thrown by demonstrators in the northern Gaza Strip. In response to the throwing of the grenade, the IDF opened fire at the demonstrators.
Earlier Friday, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by IDF fire, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, which reported 220 casualties in all. The boy, Osman Rami Hilas, was seriously wounded east of Gaza City and his death was determined at the hospital. The death toll in Gaza has risen to 138 since the beginning of the demonstrations.