Israel fires on Palestinians launching arson balloons

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The blockade on Gaza was first introduced by Israel and Egypt in 2007, when the militant group Hamas took control.

"The global community must shoulder part of the responsibility because it is a partner in the assassination of the Palestinian children's dreams unless it breaks its silence that encourages the occupation to commit more crimes against the Palestinians", Mahmoud said. According to the IDF, it struck three Palestinians who were attempting to place an explosive device near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip.

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"The Israeli occupation army has been deliberately targeting and killing Palestinian children". "The ICC is requested to launch an immediate investigation into this crime", it added.

Palestinians and rights groups say protesters have been shot while posing little threat.

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Israel has accused Iranian forces based in Syria of orchestrating the heaviest barrage of rockets to emanate from Gaza in months.

He said that dozens injured by gunfire and others suffered suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinians demonstrating on the beach. According to the NGO, this death toll includes 21 children targeted directly, 11 of whom were shot in the head or neck. In the face of growing criticism over Gaza border violence, the Israeli authorities earlier said that human rights laws do not apply to ongoing Palestinian protests along the Gaza Strip.

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Meanwhile, thousands of Israelis from the Gaza envelope area demonstrated on Sunday evening against what they called "the deteriorating security situation" and raised signs reading that "the lives of the envelope residents are not cheaper than the lives of Tel Aviv residents".