Abbas declares day of mourning as Gaza death toll rises to 12

Times of Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declares Saturday a “day of national mourning” to commemorate the Palestinians killed by the IDF during Friday’s mass marches along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Abbas’s decision comes as his Fatah faction called on the international community to intervene to stop the Israeli “massacre” against the “peaceful” Land Day protests in the Gaza Strip.

At least 12 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,000 have been injured in clashes with IDF troops, according to the Hamas-run Palestinian Health Ministry.

The army estimates over 30,000 injured in clashes between IDF troops and rioters along Israel-Gaza border.

Rioters are setting tires on fire and throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli soldiers on the other side of the border, the army says.

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