An Israel Air Force jet targeted several Palestinians who approached the Gaza border fence on Monday night, the Israeli military said.
The group had approached the border fence along the southern Gaza Strip and placed a suspicious object nearby, the army added.
Earlier on Monday, the Israeli army said a hand grenade attached to a balloon was found in a field in Israeli territory close to the border with Gaza.
Since April 2018, Palestinians in Gaza have begun sending flaming kites and baloons toward Israel, prompting a debate within the Israeli defense establishment on what kind of military response Israel could give.
On Saturday, some 450 Palestinian protesters rallied along the Gaza border hurling rocks and hand grenades toward Israeli troops. The clashes came after three Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire during confrontations along the Israel-Gaza border fence Friday.
- Hand grenade attached to a balloon found in field at Gaza-border community
- 16-year-old Gazan shot to death by Israeli soldiers while waving his hands; army to investigate incident
- Gaza Health Ministry backtracks: Palestinian boy may have not been killed by Israeli fire
The total number number of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops during the weekly Friday protests that began in March has climbed to 178.
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