Palestinians plant olive seedlings ahead of the Land Day, near the border with Israel east of Gaza City, on March 20, 2018. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED
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Israeli soldiers Tuesday detained three Palestinians who slipped across the border with the Gaza Strip in possession of knives and grenades, officials said, as tensions rise along the volatile frontier.Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, on an inspection tour of southern Israel near the Gaza border, said he had ordered a probe and expected the results Thursday.The detentions come as Israel braces for the annual Palestinian Land Day protests, commemorating the killing of six unarmed Arab protesters in Israel in 1976, set to begin Friday in Gaza and the West Bank.
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