Pro-Palestinian protesters in Lebanon storm Israel border fences
The protesters briefly entered Israel
"Dozens" of people from Lebanon managed to storm border fences and enter the country. Footage broadcast live on social media showed crowds make for the Israeli northern and eastern border fences, whilst waving Palestinian flags.
The Independent reports that at the same time hundreds of people in Jordan attempted the same thing, in the latest escalation of the crisis taking hold of the region.
The Israeli army has said that its tanks fired warning shots towards a number of what it has labelled "rioters" who managed to cross from Lebanon into Israel.
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The suspects sabotaged the fence and set a fire in the area before returning to Lebanese territory. Israeli media reports that there were "dozens" in the crowd.
At the same time a Jordanian riot was dispersed as police fired tear gas and shot into the air to halt the 500 pro-Palestinian protesters.
Jordanian protestors had managed to cut through border fences to gain access to the West Bank.