Israeli soldiers are seen near the Gaza border, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Israeli chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot has warned the army has been given authorization to open fire ahead of mass protests on the Gaza border planned for Friday. Eisenkot said reinforcements, including special forces snipers, had been deployed to the border to counter what he said was the most serious risk of conflict since he took up his post in 2015 .Gazans are being urged to set up protest camps along the Israeli border, each some 100 meters from the security fence, and the army is braced for attempts to break through.Israel's military said its tanks fired at Hamas positions after Palestinians set fire near the border Wednesday.
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